F1 » Grosjean picks up penalty for Germany

Gearbox change leaves Romain Grosjean with five-place drop

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Droog - Unregistered

July 13, 2012 9:02 PM

I'm still struggling with the fact that the Drivers get penalized for mechanical issues that are beyond their control.

Same issue, but worse in Indycar, and in that case a cautionary tale for F1 as the engine regs there could end up affecting their Championship.

There must be another way to control gearbox allotment without unfairly affecting the Drivers..


July 13, 2012 10:29 PM
Last Edited 1308 days ago

I never thought i would, but I'm starting to like this guy and cheer for him.(everyone likes the underdog right? and as long as he stays behind webber!) hehe

the penalty is aimed at the team, not the driver. I'm sure there's all very intricate and complex systems the FIA uses to control costs, this is just one of them. In my opinion of course.

Pole Position - Unregistered

July 14, 2012 2:42 AM

@ over2u Really? That's a bold statement considering he hasn't won a race yet. What about the rest of the grid? Is he better than Vettel, Alonso, Webber, Button, Raikkonen, etc......?


July 14, 2012 2:52 AM

I swear if this guy gets a bit of luck his way, and stops crashing, he is a world championship contender of next season. He should certainly have a shot at winning this season, even if he starts a bit further down

Monza - Unregistered

July 14, 2012 8:37 AM

knowing this is a GP winning car and Kubica would had won races already this year makes me think both Big-John and Raikonnen are wasting this years Lotus car!

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