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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Clondikemike - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 2:31 PM

Yes blocking is part of racing, thats the whole point of racing, blocking unsfairly or unsportingly should not be so. None of Schumis moves were blocking beyond that of being hard but just this side of the line of fair. He was rightfully defending his position. The only question mark was the "two" moves, which again can be looked at in many ways apart from blocking. You see gaining a tow is a legitimate part of overtaking and moving several times to break that tow can be considered more than one move to prevent an overtake.Was Schumi blocking once and then taking his position for the corner, and as he did not make contact was this blocking? Overall it was hard racing and defensive strategy that Schumi thrives on, and yes sometimes he does step beyond the mark but this year he is being punished when he does unlike in the past.

lewamy - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 10:31 PM

shuey drove like a true champion all his moves were only one move..is there a time limit when one move finishes and next one starts or one per lap? blocking does not come in to it...

Pole Position - Unregistered

September 16, 2011 2:46 AM

!Sebastian Vettel needs some controversy in his life! He needs to do something to let people talk about him! The good boy act doesn't bring u headlines! Come on "finger" do something! Get drunk! Have a bar fight! Pick up a hooker (lol)! Something!

1001 - Unregistered

September 16, 2011 3:26 AM

Schummi drove extremely fair ... it's simply MS drove with his talent and still have the room for LH, but LH drove without his head, he should not on the grass if he used his head, LH's driving always dangers for himself and others

Pete - Unregistered

September 16, 2011 10:36 AM

Okay - ask yourself this: was it exciting to see Schumacher and Hamilton battle it out? Or do you think it would be better if Schumacher just stepped aside and let Lewis coast up to within 15 seconds of Vettel and spend the remainder of the race costing round in formation - taking out the occasional backmarker while at it? I am at a total loss with people who bemoan Schumacher's race. It was tough, exciting, skillful and on the edge - which, as it happens, would make a great definition for how F1 should be described. When Schumacher was driving really poorly - on his return - he was ridiculed, and now he's returning to form, you do the same, too.

Havik - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 2:27 AM

Well, according to the rules, Schumi should've been penalized. However, I'm not keen at all on the insane amount of rules in F1. Had the positions been reversed (Lewis accused of blocking Schumacher) my opinion would be the same (I neither love nor hate either of them).

@Pole Position, are you serious?
I'd rather Vettel make headlines because of his driving, not because he's getting into drunken bar fights or picking up hookers. Then again, that's just me.

Capi - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 8:44 AM

I'm sure in reverse, the other guy would have received actually two penalties. One for blocking the other for causing a driver into the grass.

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