F1 » POLL: Is Schumacher’s penalty fair?


Was the decision to hand Michael Schumacher a grid penalty the correct one?

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andrew.

August 02, 2010 10:59 PM

@MotorSportsFan - just an anti-troll comment. Can't really be bothered getting bogged down in a pointless discussion with some of the lower elements around, though am happy to converse with the more enlightened users.

kartpro - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 12:25 AM

I am sorry that none of you see things from a drivers standpoint(maybe 1 or 2 of you do).
If Schumy comes up to me with a .38 ,spins the wheel and pulls the trigger, if I am still standing, I as a Driver will kick the crap out of him. Twice.
Just like Foyt,Clark or Donahue whould have done. Rubens is intimidated by F1 and probably has a little more impulse control than me.
Nuff said.

Joe - Unregistered

August 03, 2010 3:30 AM

Lets not forget, Senna was the one who invented the dangerous blocking at high speed.With all due respect, people have short memories, Senna v Prost Senna v Mansell...Senna v Anyone!!!in the 80's and 90's He was the king of blocking or worse still he would drive into you!!!!! Suzka, Jap,1990
So it should've been banned more than 20 years ago, because it's simply bad driving.It has to be said Schumacher is a sore loser at the best of times. You wont see him much longer in F1 give it 6 to 8 months and he will announce his retirement.

Give someone else a chance at Mercedes G.P.

Sukhoi 46

August 03, 2010 5:56 AM
Last Edited 1521 days ago

@RB - I don't hear anyone saying that senna was a maniac or senna should have been banned.

Because no one could say that as he wasn't a maniac and on the top of it he was NOT a Schumacher type either! In fact, I never saw any driver like him who so complete from inside out!

@The difference is then it was real motor racing now its a sham. formula 1 as turned into fraudula 1.

Spot on!

Sukhoi 46

August 03, 2010 5:59 AM
Last Edited 1521 days ago

@God - Schumacher should go race NASCAR.

NASCAR? I think Schumi could come here to race in the IndyCar series because it has more friendlier rules than the F1 racing!

Sukhoi 46

August 03, 2010 6:10 AM
Last Edited 1521 days ago

@Joe - Senna was the one who invented the dangerous blocking at high speed.With all due respect, people have short memories, Senna v Prost Senna v Mansell...Senna v Anyone!!!i

You have really proved yourself as an average! He didn't invent dangerous blocking at all but he was highly competitive and very aggressive racer. Mind you, Prost and Mansell were not Holy cows as you nicely tried to portray. Maybe you should watch those races again to get your memories back. Thanks!

@worse still he would drive into you!!!!! Suzka, Jap,1990
So it should've been banned more than 20 years ago, because it's simply bad driving.

What a nice cover up! Remember at Suzuka in 1989? So, he paid back!!

MotorSportsFan

August 03, 2010 7:02 AM
Last Edited 1521 days ago

@Mark:"Rubens drove into a disappearing gap" Had he dived for the apex of a corner I'd agree but he didn't he went off the racing line on the straight.

OK I concede that "swerve" was not the right word "squeeze" would have been better.

Schumi made an error on the last turn giving RB a run at him. MS then left the door open and RB dived into the gap, so far this is good racing. Then MS "squeezed" RB against the pit wall.

Had the move been next to a run off area or gravel trap I'd have called it a bit of hard racing but against the pit wall it is dangerous driving. Just imagine bits of two cars entering the pit lane at those speeds! That is why Schumi deserved a penalty.

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