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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Chris - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 7:57 AM

I mentioned earlier about the swerving thing Alonso did in the pitlane entry unsure if there was a rule against that or not. I hate it when things like that niggle on my mind and just had to look it up lol
It turns out he was done for something similar in 2008 at the European Gp in practice for darting from the racing line for the final corner, right across the solid white line for the pit entrance, which is something that's not allowed.
Having said that, I don't know though if its against the rules if you cross the pitlane entrance white line and back onto the racing line like he did Yesterday.

Bob - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 8:28 AM

The Stewards should have a time limit to give racing penaltie , if they cant reach a decision within 10 laps it should be discarded, because then it always look more political then a sporting decision. The stewards should have pressure like in other sports.

Yesterday they forgot the "Two Wheel Rule", it is implemented as follows: two wheels can touch the grass or gravel (or parts otherwise exterior to the track) as long as the other two wheels remain completely and fully on either the pavement or the rumble strip.Clearly Hamilton gain an advantage by not staying on the racetrack.

langerzalonso - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 8:35 AM

Come on people. how was also to know the saber was going in the pits. the on board footage clearly showd he followed as soon as they exited the corner to get the best slip stream as any driver would. as far as he knew the saber could of been defending his line. no penalty!

westy - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 10:59 AM

wow lulu was close to the barrier when he overtook off track lol im so supprised thart they didnt peanilise him for that.. right this has got to be massa last year in f1 he seems to have lost the mojo of driving definatly need a fresh young feirce racer fo ferrari to at least give alonso a run for his money. hopefully mclaren sort these blunders out and are back with a bang in spain . and i dont mean the engine lol.

Jenny - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:06 AM

The reason why Lewis made that move was because its concrate on the side of the track if it was grass Lewis wouldn't dare making that move and people moaning about Lewis going of the racing track! Well how many drivers go off the racing line at turn one at SPA? From now on you would see some awkward defending in F1 reminds me of Mansell double swarve sending drivers the wrong way

theArtist - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:28 PM

LEWIS did not gain any advantage by going outside. so there were no reason to penalise. but you guys (of course the "usual suspects") are too smart to understand that.

MeymacTony - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:36 PM

BTCC comes to F1! Rosberg has obviously been taught by MSC ! Defending = swerving now. I watched the GP2 race - exactly the same - swerving is de rigeur. Someone is going to be seriously hurt one day.

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