F1 » Webber angered by illegal remark

Mark Webber reacts angrily to comments that his win in Monaco came with an illegal car

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June 07, 2012 6:10 PM
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You tell'm Mark.
On another note, what about cars making laps with half their noses and wings off or dragging the floor? Are they technically illegal until repaired/replaced? Will that be the next protest?


June 07, 2012 6:12 PM

Yes the victory in Monaco like the one before it in Bahrain were not gained with an illegality on the car up to a week after the Monaco race, but a week after the Monaco race it has been admitted by the FIA that the car had an illegality which means it raced with that illegality and that is precisely why an F1 reliable sores have been given expert advice that the two wins and the points gained by RBR although it seems extremely remote can be appealed up to the end of the season.

Don - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 6:15 PM

Question is, has this sort of ruling happened in the pass and if so, what have FIA done about it. Consistent rulings will set the precedent


June 07, 2012 6:26 PM

The last “sort of same ruling” that springs to mind was last year regarding the off throttle engine mapping, at Silverstone that ruling was agreed to take effect from the start of the next year (this year) this happened because RBR threatened to withdraw their cars.


June 07, 2012 6:30 PM

sunny. dont get going again! you know full well that the car never ran illegaly. it was passed by scruitineers, and rbr had a paper stating that the exact item was LEGAL. as a result of a rethink, fia have deemed the item to be illegal, but only from the date of their td. and as for coch's comment? he is whistling in the wind, and only speculating, but i can assure you that points will not be taken from rb for running an item that they had declared legal.

Josh - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 6:34 PM

"dont get going again! you know full well that the car never ran illegaly. it was passed by scruitineers, and rbr had a paper stating that the exact item was LEGAL."

Precisely right. As Mark says, the car passed every test, every scrutiny, and by all means was legal up until a few days ago when the rules were CHANGED.

Emphasis on CHANGED there, folks. If the rule had existed prior to Monaco, then the car would be illegal. Fact is the rule was altered AFTER Monaco and every result RBR secured with the floor was obtained legally.


June 07, 2012 6:46 PM

Yeah NOW illegal, but legal BEFORE the ruling. How is that hard to understand. WTF.
I'm no RBR fanboy, but really, to smear probably the most respectable driver on the grid with these type of trollish allegations is ridiculous.
Good for MW, as usual, cuts through the BS to state the facts.

Don - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 7:19 PM

What changed the FIA ruling? because the rules have not changed just the ruling. Not a single word within that rule has changed since the RB floor ban. Mark and all the rest of the RB supporters should be concerned, not pissed off. The FIA has not apologized to the other teams for this misunderstanding of rules probably because they can't get their foot out their mouth. It's up the FIA to handle this, they enforce the rules, not the other teams in protest. Clarification of the rule is all the FIA has done.

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