F1 » Hulkenberg hit with 20 second penalty

Singapore Grand Prix result revised again after Williams man Nico Hulkenberg is given a 20-second penalty.

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September 26, 2010 9:51 PM

I dont get it now, Massa got away with a jump start and he was not given a penalty because the race already finished. Now 2 drivers got post race penalty.

Do they just make the rules as they go along?

Alan D - Unregistered

September 26, 2010 10:12 PM

This has gone from a joke to a comedy, and at this rate Massa could end up on the podium. If Force India thought Hulkenberg has jumped a corner they should have protested immediately, not six hours later when they've had a chance to scan the tapes. If it was worth penalising, why didn't the trackside stewards report it? I just don't see how anyone can justify bringing up a lap 1 incident after lap 2 is done and dusted, let alone after the 61 lap race is finished.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 26, 2010 10:23 PM

I imagine that right now Red Bull must be looking through the tapes trying to find any minor infringement on Alonso's part. After all, the stewards today seem to be keen to show who's boss and award penalties after the race is over, so if they can get a 20 second penalty for Alonso then Vettel will have won the race. Meanwhile, Mclaren must be scouring the tapes looking for a way to penalise Webber so that Button can get up into third. Meanwhile, the FIA has announced that next year, in addition to the WDC and WCC there will also be a WLLSC, World Legal Loophole and Shenanigans Championship.

Mark _

September 26, 2010 11:26 PM

This race suffered from poor stewarding and marshalling all around. There should have been a crane at the chicane so that the safety car wouldn't be required. Watching a driver put out their own fire is crazy. It also looked like Senna was not shown a yellow flag prior to hitting Kobe. They did a poor job with the flags when Massa broke yesterday too.


September 26, 2010 11:35 PM

This week he gets penalised for the same thing he got away with at Monza. For one there needs to be more consistancy, and two, the chap needs to learn to stay between the lines.

Alan D - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 12:11 AM

Mark, during Friday practice, someone had stalled on a corner and Ant Davidson was commenting on how the marshals were strolling over without any sense of urgency at all.

The fire extinguisher incident was especially worrying and there should be a lot of questions asked. Was Heiki told to stay out by the team? Perhaps it was safer to keep the car out of the pit lane. Did race control get on the radio to him as soon as they saw his car was on fire and start telling him what to do? And if not, why not? Why did he sit so long in the car with flames coming out the back? Its a long time since I've seen a car go up like that.


September 27, 2010 11:18 AM

alan. heiki said it was his decision. his engine was dead and entering the pitlane would have been extremely dangerous, specially if some car had to make a last lap stop. and it is not easy to get out of a car, what with all the connections, belts, lack of space, removal of wheel etc.


September 27, 2010 4:53 PM

Cobalt, the FIA couldn't have given MASSA a penalty as the starting grid box sensors where Massa started didn't register or was faulty or race control missed the registration (we will never know the truth) this plus the stewards/marshals and all concerned at the race didn't reported it to race control, this was a FU by race control.
It is true that if the equipment registered and race control took note it would have been a jump start penalty but in actual fact Massa didn't or at least nobody could say he jumped the start, what he actually did is he was something like one metre forward of his starting line (one metre advantage)

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