F1 » F1 2011 POLL: Should Schumacher have received a penalty?

It's time for you to let us know what you thought about the Michael Schumacher/Lewis Hamilton scrap at Monza last weekend. Did 'Schumi' go too far, or did Lewis simply get a dose of his own medicine..?

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September 15, 2011 6:30 AM

This was the moment by which 2011 F1 probably will be remembered.If there is a lesson to be attached beside, then it should sound like this: Bring back all the F1 golden age atmosphere for the sake of it's future!Kers, DRS and alikes are simply pills !

Dave C

September 15, 2011 7:20 AM

Schumi was driving a hell of a race and doing a great job of keeping Hamilton behind him. Hamilton had the superior car as evidenced by the way he left Shumi behind once he did get by. That double swerve Shumacher used was against the rules as currently practiced. If Hamilton had made that move he would have been serving a drive thru penalty. I don't have a particular fondness for either driver, but I do appreciate equal enforcement of the sporting regulations.

fastlane66 - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 8:16 AM

Michael was just defending to LH for his fellow country man Vettel for 2011 Championship. Michael did not defend JB over taking him and he only tried to block LH car in any costs.


September 15, 2011 8:49 AM
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Everyone's talking about the Michael / Hamilton scrap because they loved it. This is the kind of Formula One racing all true fans love to see. This is completely at odds with the FIA, who with their stifling regulations, prevent drivers battling it out as we saw in Monza. Schumacher, was allowed by the stewards to get away with his move and I'm pleased he did. The FIA should change the rule and not the driver.

I do not think Michael was trying to help Vettel.

In a word ... NO!...

Regardless of what everyone thinks, and everyone has their views, Schumacher was masterful at Monza...

Penalise him for that and we really are in trouble. As for Derek Daly, he's from Balinteer in Dublin, and yea, I'm Irish, but he has been a complete embarrasment to the great nation of Ireland, and I would like to think that people will remember the great Eddie Irvine (even though he classed as British) as being what us Irish are all about behind the wheel... not much, but a good sight better than that mouth Daly. I dont think he ever got better than 11th, and that was with Tyrell... or Williams... cant remeber now... but what a gobshite

he really didnt like being Irish, well he cant have, cause I remeber reading that he applied for American citizenship.... ****!...

How dare he talk about the greatest driver the sport has ever know, Oh, because he doesnt know what it takes to be that good!...


September 15, 2011 12:28 PM

I'm not a major Hamilton fan but if the shoe was on the other foot.. the majority of people on here would have said he deserved a penalty.

I can see why people would say this and Hamilton brings it on himself but if you take away the personalities...


September 15, 2011 12:47 PM

Of course he shouldn't have received a penalty!

It was proper racing that has been lacking from F1 for years. More of this please!

From what I've seen on other forums so far, the only ones who think he should have gotten a penalty are mindless Hamilton fanboys, those who jump on the anti-Schumacher bandwagon and Jenson Button. Says it all really.


September 15, 2011 1:34 PM

rob. unfortunately proper racing and rules do not neccessarily mean the same thing. schumi was making things difficult for lulu, and stretched the rules to breaking point, but lulu was not really making any great effort to pass. so one was ignoring the rules, but the other was ignoring proper racing. i reckon that had lulu really pushed schumi, schumi would have had no option but to cede position. but as long as lulu hung back, schumi was not going to make things easy for him. who was right? who was wrong? who knows!


September 15, 2011 2:16 PM

Of course he should be penalised. Correct me if I'm wrong. You can change direction once in a defensive line. Any more changes constitutes a breach of the rules which in turns attracts a penalty. Not taking anything away from Schumi's drive, however, he broke the rules, several times.

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