F1 » Vettel: Passing always 'on the limit'


World champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso insist that overtaking rules are clear - in most situations.

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107SS2009

May 11, 2012 5:45 PM

About the Mercedes of NR the stewards gave an explanation “interpretation” saying that both the mclaren and FERRARI cars were not sufficiently alongside the Mercedes, but they said nothing about the defending driver having to leave a space (car wide) according to the rules.
The stewards also said nothing (just like it never happened) about Lulu not only overtaking a car while driving the car off track but worst of all keeping that position.
Regarding the second offence by Lulu it was not only very strange of the stewards but a travesty by those supposedly safeguarding the rules and regulations.

Rob01 - Unregistered

May 11, 2012 6:13 PM

The sad thing is that the stewards failed to apply any of the rules. Someone in the bunch should have been penalized. But as Alonso has said. And I believe him. Driving/blocking rules have been fully cleared in his mind. There are NONE. Nico should end up off the track this race if he attempts a pass on anyone. Afterwards he should say nothing. And love it.

Angelina - Unregistered

May 11, 2012 6:16 PM

Vettel has explained the rules nicely to armchair experts or critices criticizing Rosberg.

"Sure, sometimes you need to respect that the guy is there and you need to leave the space, I think, if it would have been grass, it would have been a different story. You wouldn't go there in the first place"

The penalty should be awarded for an aggressive defence if there is a wall or grass but not if there is a asphalt runoff.

107SS2009

May 11, 2012 6:36 PM

Ok, but what about the other offence (overtaking by driving totally off the track), or are we also trying to follow the stewards by avoiding talking about it like it never existed even to the extent of letting the offender keep his illegal gains?

Angelina - Unregistered

May 11, 2012 6:51 PM

Sunny
As far as Vettel is concerned, he is smart enough to avoid talking about it to keep the stewards happy but, I need some more exlanation. If Rosberg was right as Seb says, Hamilton should have received a penalty.

Rob01 - Unregistered

May 11, 2012 8:32 PM

Lewis's reply to that was that Mark Webber had the most active mouth on the grid. Something that Red Bull is aware of. And most on these boards. Correct Sunny.

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