F1 » Mercedes fined after Schumacher pit-stop gaffe


Stewards fine Mercedes for unsafe release from pitstop

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Ole - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 12:49 PM

It's impossible to NOT get punished these days...either what is done FIA punish. Does FIA think Mercedes intended to drive of with a loose wheel nut? I miss the days when it was about racing and not making FIA richer on unfortunate incidents. I think Mercedes got enough punishment when Michael retired!

richard

April 15, 2012 1:04 PM

ole. the fine was understandable. the cars are not meant to be released until the car is in a safe condition. that is to avoid the chances of a wheel falling of and resulting in a serious accident to the driver, or to another driver. would you prefer to see a crash and injury?

Rhino

April 15, 2012 1:19 PM
Last Edited 891 days ago

It maybe my way of thinking but how can you not do a wheel nut up on a car. Seriously!
I'm sure guy didn't forget. He had as much time as the others.
MS didnt look angry.
Suspect !!!

Ivor there's nothing to disagree with. i didnt quote any facts.

DL - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 1:34 PM

** me ! as if the pit crew knew that the wheel was not done properly and just sent him out !
How can they be punished for something they knew nothing about, Still scratching my head.

kiwibob

April 15, 2012 1:35 PM

Rhino..... lol are those voices talking to you again take the little pills you will be right . MS knows merc is getting car right and also knew he was on for a good result but has been racing long enough to know s,,t happens sometimes and you just build a bridge and get over it

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