F1 » Grosjean picks up penalty for Germany

Gearbox change leaves Romain Grosjean with five-place drop

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Jackbequick - Unregistered

July 14, 2012 10:06 AM

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..
Posted by Droog - Unregistered (12 hours ago)

Ha ha Droog its a bit difficult is it?

It aint changed the smile on Romane s face yet has it?

I wonder if seeing your 'hero s' state has changed the smile on your face huh? I suggest find a new hero dude, he's ben owned your hero

This Romane is a good guy I back him-quality class driver.


July 14, 2012 10:14 AM

The whole team has to take responsability for them not winning, there is no certainty that Kubica would have won in the E20, another example in Silverstone, Grosjean 'lucked' into only needing to run the soft tyre for two laps, as soon as he was on the hard tyre he began to fly, meanwhile Raikkonen (after avoiding Pastor Maldonado again), in a train of cars behind Schumacher, Massa and Vettel, lost out by being the last of that particular quartet to pit. The good thing for Lotus is that the car/driver combination may be competitive enough to keep Lotus there or there abouts until the end of the season, they may have got there strategy sorted by then

sam - Unregistered

July 14, 2012 1:34 PM

designers sacrifice durability for speed of gear change and light weight. making gear change few thou faster can save hundreths of second on lap and worth places in qual. no one complains when driver gains from things he cannot control so why complain when it works other way.

fish fingers - Unregistered

July 14, 2012 1:56 PM

Agree that Grosjean's bad luck is really the only reason separating him from the elite drivers like Alonso et al. They say you make your own luck so he just needs to learn to keep out of trouble. Imagine him in the Red Bull, he wd piss all over Vettel this season

DPironi - Unregistered

July 15, 2012 9:47 AM

Romain has been flattered by Raikkonen's lack of pace in 2012. The E20 has possibly been the fastest car of the year, yet this pair have not managed to get a front row/pole or a win even. Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso would have had multiple wins driving the E20. Lotus seriously need Hamilton in that car to get anywhere near its potential

Bugoy - Unregistered

July 15, 2012 11:40 AM

you know what those two lotus drivers need to win. a bit of good luck and a great strategist on the pit. they have one of the best cars on the grid. two good drivers behind the wheel. what else do you need for them to win?

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