F1 » Schumacher and Webber penalised, Vettel cleared


Michael Schumacher has been handed a ten-place grid penalty and Mark Webber a 20 second penalty, but Sebastian Vettel has escaped sanction for his near miss with Jenson Button behind the safety car.

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Firestorm - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 7:44 PM

Good for Seb.He is closing on Alonso and Ferrari seems unable to react. Maybe it will be better for them in different tracks,rather than high downforce circuits.McLaren looks an allrounder but with few reliability problems. As a fan of Alonso I am hoping that it rains in the next few races so McLaren's and Red Bull's advantage will disappear.But I am sure that it will be close until the end.

rjbetty - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 7:57 PM

I'm concerned that what happened today might very much influence Michael's decision to maybe retire at the end of the year...

Also, if Lewis can't win the title I hope Fernando can. As much as I've disliked him since the Fisichella/Renault days, I feel he deserves to get a 3rd title before Seb does.

Terminator - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 8:16 PM

Will the stewards ever learn to be consistent? Schumacher gets penalsied for clouting Vergne up the back, but Senna doesn't get any for almost simply driving Massa into the wall?

benignlyindifferent

September 23, 2012 8:17 PM

I believe Fernando needs another win if he is to win the title. Lewis was in a race by himself until the failure, the Red Bull seems to be back, and Jenson "struggled" his way into second place. I think Ferrari need to up their game as Lewis and Seb will fight it out for the remaining victories, and Jenson may sneak in with another as well. All three stand to finish ahead of Fernando in each of the remaining races unless Ferrari find a little more pace. I think Alonso is driving the very best of his career and the points he has accumulated flatter the car's real performance.

Taipan

September 23, 2012 8:23 PM

Benignly, Lulu was in a race by himself? Really? 1.5 seconds ahead of Vettel who was catching him and Alonso had cut his earlier 15 second gap to Lulu down to 8 seconds before the gearbox gave up. It was no where near all over.

Manxie - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 8:24 PM

I feel for MS. Senna should've also been penalised, he was juust lucky that nothing serious hyappened. I think MS might have a point if he says he doesn't know what happened. Driver eror is my thought but who knows. This stinks and i do hope we will get more info in days to comr. Ross did not look happy at all.

benignlyindifferent

September 23, 2012 8:28 PM

Taipan,
Point taken, but when you look at his qualifying pace, when you consider Alonso's comments from yesterday, and when you look at certain sector times in the first stint, it was clear Lewis was controlling the pace and truly was cruising. I am not a Hamilton fan, but I think he had the field covered but for a mechanical issue, which occurred, and hence we will never know with certainty.

mix - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 8:33 PM

.....Yet Grosjean gets a one race ban for brushing lulu's wheel......

Complete inconsistency
Set penalties and points endorsment systems ..Please

kwabena - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 8:33 PM

.another double podium blown away by the working team. Am really sad it happened to lewis who is in championship hunt and was in a gud position to close the gab to ferdi. Things seems to be working gud for Fernando this season. On four occasions he's been gifted with podium due to retirements. Am a McLaren fan but if Lewis can't win then I agree with rjbetty Fernando should win a 3rd title be seb. Also considering the performance of Webber in the last few races, the working team ( mclaren ) could have sealed the constructors championship after the next two races.if button & Lewis had finished in Monza and Singapore respectively. Better luck lewis , on track u've been blameless all season. Is jx 1 of those tins.

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