F1 » Webber: F1 is not a finishing school


Mark Webber says that drivers need to take responsibility for their actions on track before F1's luck runs out.

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marikson - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 9:05 AM

Wise words indeed. I think he's right on spot with the argument that cars climbing on each other by touching wheels should be the focus, not a kind of cockpit enclosure. Also, the need of drivers assuming the responsability of their acts on track is very important so being more strict in the lower racing ranks is very important so that the drivers understand that racing is a sport not a one off battle and also that if you do it for passion that respect others passion too. That's why I think that Grosjean's penalty should have been more. Well done Mr. Webber!

NutBallRacer

September 14, 2012 3:47 PM
Last Edited 683 days ago

It is so interesting to watch the comments here. Despite their fanaticism, most people here have no idea what motorsport is like, and evidently no historical background whatsoever. Most seem to think motorsport or all sport should be as safe as an amusement park - maybe even safer. I guess reality for a lot of you has been confined to video games - no hands-on adventure and discovery of the way things work. There is no tolerance for risk of any sort. Ultimately, you risk not really living life at all. You live virtually and vicariously, with no connection to nature, not even your own nature. If we were really so concerned about life, it is so out of whack to spend so much time worrying about a few people who willingly put life and limb on line for sporting purposes, while we can so easily stomach genocide, fratricide, etc elsewhere. We are far past the point of diminishing returns in motorsport safety, and into the destruction of motorsport. We've lost the very point of it..... cont'd

NutBallRacer

September 14, 2012 3:48 PM
Last Edited 683 days ago

.......we've lost the very point of it. We no longer want to climb mountains, we simply want to "beam ourselves up" or watch it on TV. I think Mark Webber's comments are appropriate, and almost a little too tactful.

@nutballracer. alright mate calm down you'll give yourself a heart attack. your statement/opinion/ bid for presidency above bar the last bit about mark webber bares no relevance to the article, mearly your opinion on current society. heh man, thats cool if you want to go climb mountains, dont sit at the end of a computer telling people they should step away from the computer generation by telling them on a computer. you my friend have just defined irony.
i dont know if you've noticed this about motorsport since you seem so educated on the matter, but for the average joe without a couple grand in short change, they could probably only go go-karting once a month let alone go out and 'climb the mountain' of motorsport racing.

CommodoreS

September 14, 2012 4:49 PM

@ nutballracer

Obviously you don't know who I am and
I think we will retain it that way.

Some select members of this forum do know my
stance in Motorsport.

Everyones entitled to there opinion but sorry
I can not understand the methodology or purpose
of your comment. As the previos poster pointed out it is ironic and a personalisation.

jumbobet - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 5:02 PM

@ enrico47

being mucho with other people lives to me?
what are you talking about? this is perverted moralism

risk involved in motor racing is natural, it's not about being mucho,

if any time there's a dangerous accident you want to change the rules, even if Formula 1 cars are super safe compared to other series..., and you should know it, you have some serious reality check problems

you, and all the others majority who think Formula1 must be safer than ballet. Because, if you don't know it, there's a lot more injuries in dancing, or in football, than in Formula 1!

the spoiled and rich race drivers should think about overtaking and shut up

Raikkonen is probably the last true race driver left in Formula 1

NutBallRacer

September 14, 2012 7:21 PM

Commodore and couch potato -- If the shoe doesn't fit, don't wear it, and maybe I'm preaching to the choir. But if you are not in the choir, the shoe fits, so wear it. Mine was a comment, an observation, an opinion (I think that is still legal here), and not directed specifically at you, but if you think it is, then wear it like a collar, buddy.

Bongo - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 9:40 PM

Lol

"NOT, A finishing school" defintley when one considers the likes of LH. Been in it for years (five?) ...in probably the richest team an only one WDC, gifted to him. CrAssy

Commodore and couch potato -- If the shoe doesn't fit, don't wear it, and maybe I'm preaching to the choir. But if you are not in the choir, the shoe fits, so wear it. Mine was a comment, an observation, an opinion (I think that is still legal here), and not directed specifically at you, but if you think it is, then wear it like a collar, buddy.
@nutsmissing
wow. ok. cool man ive been out climbing mountains barefoot with my local choir....so im not quite up to speed with the legallity of things. if the shoe fits wear it like a collar? what is that? i was just saying keep your cool. yes your opinions valid as is my counter opinion as is your counter opinion etc... its called a discussion.

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