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Nigel Mansell back on the stewards panel at Spa

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darkhairedlord - Unregistered

August 25, 2010 10:13 AM


I don't know what your getting at here..
"Mansell will work alongside FIA officials Lars Osterlind, Garry Connelly and Yves Bacquelaine."
Laers isn't english, Yves isn't english and Garry is australian!
If you think he'll be biased against ferrari, remember he drove for them for quite some time....

Ada - Unregistered

August 25, 2010 12:51 PM

The driver on the panel doesn't have to know the rulebook inside out - that's what the full time stewards are for. The driver's job is to bring some common sense to decisions, rather than just "going by the book". This year has been much better for their inclusion, with far fewer silly penalties, whatever Schumi or Ferrari fanatics might think.
Nigel will be as good as any other driver.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 25, 2010 1:20 PM

"Over half of the stewards this season have all been British."

That may be a language issue. Because the stewards use English as their working language, the ex-driver they use needs to be pretty fluent in English as well. I know most of the drivers speak English well, but perhaps not fluently enough to be able to quickly convey the "common sense viewpoint" required in the heat of the moment. I'm not saying that's right or wrong, just saying the practicalities of doing it might be influencing choices. Remember too that this is the first year they've tried it at all so there are bound to be teething troubles with it, and they'll probably review the whole procedure at the end of the season.

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