F1 » Rosberg escapes penalties after tough race

Nico Rosberg overcame a difficult start and was cleared of penalties for aggressive moves while battling Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to finish in fifth place.

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April 22, 2012 6:30 PM

I think you are going to have fun in future races! You can defend position as you want and you can overtake outside the track! Enjoy!(insert smiley here)
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Andy - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 6:36 PM

You got off lightly there sunshine! What ridiculous driving putting drivers clear off the track on two occassions and then bleating "Hamilton passed me off the track" Of course he did you pillock, you put him there. You won beatifully last time out but this was pathetic - back to midfield mediocrity with you!!


April 22, 2012 7:10 PM

i was a little unsure of the lulu incident, as it appeared that it was lulu who went off track to pass. (i thought that action such as that was not allowed???). but the alonso incident was very borderline.

still, i reckon that we will see more outside passes off the track in future?

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 7:17 PM

Had it been Michael that had done that move he would have been banned for the next race, as it was putting other drivers in danger. I cant believe they took no action. Clearly that now opens the doors for more dangerous driving throughout the season. Exactly who are these idiots that make such decisions.. people without a backbone.


April 22, 2012 7:21 PM

Rule 20.2 Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not.
A driver will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with the track.
Should a car leave the track the driver may rejoin, however, this may only be done when it is safe to do so and without gaining any advantage.
A driver may not deliberately leave the track without justifiable reason.

Having passed Rosberg while off the track, Lewis was lucky not to get a penalty. It would have been a bit unfair in the circumstances but rules are rules. Maybe Rosberg escaped a penalty because of that.

50 Cent - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 7:22 PM

Once again different standards of judgement are applied to the outcome. I think both were racing incidents, and I bet some fans of Alonso and Hami would defend those moves if the shoe were on the other foot.

robbo - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 7:25 PM


What a pile of crap!

He didn't get penalised because he did nothing wrong!

You cant push a driver off the track if he's BEHIND you. The only time Lulu was alongside Rosberg was when he was off the track. Rosberg had every right to move right to the line to defend his position. If Lulu kept his foot in it just because he decided that was the side he was goind to pass on, that's his problem.

As far as I'm concerned, Hamilton should have been penalised for passing whilst off the track.

How bout you look at the replays and you might come up with the same decision as the stewards!

I'm not a Rosberg fan by the way, Button all the way!

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