F1 » Stewards clear D’Ambrosio to race

Jerome D'Ambrosio cleared to compete in the Canadian Grand Prix

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Nick - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 9:00 AM

Thats a good decision from the stewards, If we are to get new blood into F1 drives they need all the track time they can get, good luck to Jerome and to Virgin for giving him a chance.
Its a pity the other bottom teams Lotus and HRT never gave new young drivers a chance.

Spencer - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 10:16 AM

Nick good point, Well done the Stewards & Virgin

HRT did try but money won the day, As for Lotus they pay their 2 drivers and for what. They would have gotten a lot more respect if they used at least one rookie and saved millions. They had Fauzy last year as reserve why didnt they give him some races he would have scored the same points as Trulli & Kovalainen and Trulli looked like he needed to be rested.

Kiko - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 10:41 AM

You could give Fauzy a Force India or Sauber and he still wouldn't score points.

I would rather see Chandhok in the Lotus than Trulli, but the old guy showed he still has his qualifying pace yesterday with that last pressure lap to beat Heikki.

Spencer - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 10:55 AM

Kiko, Say you dont know Fauzy joined Lotus on the back of an outstanding second half season in WSBR, its guaranteed he would have scored at least the same points as the 2 Lotus drivers and at what cost they get payed millions to score nil point. Its about time we supported the drivers coming through from WSBR. You mention Sauber you probably would have said Perez would not score points and you would have got that wrong as well. As for Chandhok theres nothing special there he comes over better on TV than on the track he had his chance, if he was any good he would be in the FI.

Steve - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 2:18 PM

May as well just ditch the 107% rule then if you're gonna let them race anyway...should be no exceptions for anyone.

Since Australia, the FIA has really slacked with this rule.

Ben M - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 2:38 PM

Typo in the article - Glock qualified 22nd, not 24th (d'Ambrosio, obviously, qualified 24th).

Interesting to see Hispania being able to compete with the Virgins now - in qualifying anyway. Virgin still trounce them in the races.


June 12, 2011 5:28 PM

ben. it is the virgins that are getting slower! they have never been so close to the 107 before.
but i agree that the fia should stick by their rule. if a car cannot qualify within 107%, then it is out. irrespective of what happened in practice, the car took part in quali, and did not post a fast enough time.

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