F1 » Webber slams 'first-lap nutcase'


Mark Webber has launched into a blistering attack on Romain Grosjean, calling him a "first-lap nutscase" and saying that the Lotus driver's performance is "embarrassing at this level."

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Amigo - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 4:49 PM

I feel sorry for Mark but also Grosjean has nowhere to go because Perez car was closing on him. So he braked to avoid hitting Mark car but too close to avoid Mark car.
The problem is too many driver taken risks at start.
I believe if the race was starting behind the safety car and then lesser accident will happen in first corner.

blublz

October 07, 2012 4:51 PM

Romain, good qualifier, not so good when other cars are around, admittedly, it seems the feeder series seems to allow crazy driving (Watched Monza GP2 or GP3, as one car 'bump drafted his way up the Monza straight, everyone appeared to think it was great racing)

Wiseguy

October 07, 2012 4:52 PM

I agree with MW that RG does not belong in F1. Alonso could so easily have been killed st Spa Francorchamps because of RG in what must be the most stupid accident ever seen in F1. Today's one was equally stupid and RG seems to forget that he has a brake pedal. The FIA should send him on a permanent "holiday".

ghog

October 07, 2012 5:10 PM
Last Edited 654 days ago

Reckon Grosjean has made one mistake too many this time.

I had previosly seen something in his racing that I liked. But what happened today is unacceptable. This can't carry on.

Felt really sorry for Mark Webber, "if he did not have bad luck, he'd have no luck at all". Would like to see Mark achieve great success, he deserves it, a great driver.

I might be wrong but Mark's car was issuing a lot of smoke from his tyres after RG ran in to him and he was being pushed sideways. Was RG even braking, was RG still accelarating?

I dont agree with the penalty either, a ten second stop for that type of error is not enough, have been watching the news to see if the FIA increase the penalty, as they should do!

M Veep - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 5:24 PM

Someone had mentioned that Grosjean need to learn something soon... Well, this is F1 where finest drivers show their skills as well as minimizing recklessness which come with territory. There's no room for error, let alone series of them. 10 second penalty, IMHO, was less than slap on a wrist.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 5:48 PM

just have Grosjean start from pit lane for the rest of the races. Should take care of him worrying about out breaking himself in the first couple of laps, and if he takes someone out it will be an HRT, etc...

shaken - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 5:52 PM

Its called "Racing". All drivers cannot be 'perfect' and any driver making it to F1 cannot do so without experience. Still I cant get what it is with Romain...

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 6:12 PM

its called a bad habit, or bad racing. Its not racing when it becomes statistically/mathematical provable that a guy has serious issues.

Right now Romain is like a guy whose about to get stuck by a knife and cant do anything about it (being held against his will.) He will need to 'will' himself past this with serious effort to overcome the stigma which has been justifiably attached to him.

OnTheOtherHand

October 07, 2012 7:24 PM
Last Edited 654 days ago

Sounds like a sock full pool balls is on the menu again,
in a quite back room.
Last year all were gunning for Lewis, can't wait to see who the " obsession" is about next TERM.
It was unfortunate, that's racing.

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