F1 » F1 2012 POLL: What should they do about Grosjean?

Another first lap incident has led to a hail of criticism from all sides for Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. So what should they do about 2012's latest "crash kid" to knock him into shape?

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October 08, 2012 4:00 PM

Perhaps, Alain, it's because you can't have a conversation like a grown up. Grown ups don't use profane aberrations of legend's names, nor do they make hyperbolic comments designed to illicit an emotional response from others (i.e. trolling).

Mark _

October 08, 2012 4:08 PM

On the bright side at least this time Romain didn't take out a championship contender or a former WDC. I like the idea of having him start from pit lane for a couple of races. Perhaps F1 needs a rookie orientation program like they use at the Indy 500. Pilots need to practice in flight simulators so perhaps something could be developed to help problem drivers learn their craft in a safe environment.


October 08, 2012 4:09 PM
Last Edited 1220 days ago

Alain - sorry champ, but it's not a funny name and it is an aberration in the context that you're using it. Also, I don't think you understand irony.

Please, feel free to not engage with "a bunch of losers". Please also feel free to not come back if your comments being banned so offends you.

Mark _

October 08, 2012 5:13 PM
Last Edited 1220 days ago

@AP - But you did offend people with your poor screen name choice. Maybe you should try post something about the actual story instead of trying to be provacative.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Do not react to abusive posts, it only feeds such posters.

Filkmeister - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 5:48 PM

Very unfortunate racing incidents. Anybody who races themselves (or has in the past) knows that the start is a very fine cut thing. It is incredibly hard to judge approach speeds etc. Just look back over hte years in F1 there have been heaps of prangs, even the late-great JH was known as 'the shunt'. He will get over it and likely win a WDC, he's obviously quick enough!

Watching it again, he was cautious and held station, and to be honest Webber did seem rather slow at the apex? Anyone else notice that? Allegedly the stewards have all the telemetry to hand so can judge it all objectively, but Webber did seem rather slow for such a fast corner.. classic example of a racing incident IMHO.

Mike B - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 6:18 PM

The larger issue is that F1 starts are more like demolition derbies than professional race starts. The drivers can't control themselves, apparently, so F1 should step in, reconfiguring the starts to minimize the crashes. Other venues have done so. F1 should.

Ahmed Ginnah - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 8:18 PM

Was it not a Renault (kimi) that crashed during qualifying after the Red Bull (Renault) pair set their qualifying times that brought out the waved Yellow Flags preventing the others to qualify properly and was is not a Renault (Vettel) who hindered Alonso during qualifying And subsequently Vettel was reprimanded for the incident whereas Jean Eric Vergne (williams) was given a 4 place grid penalty for hindering a Toro Rosso (team No.2 of Red Bull). Was it not a Renault (kimi) that touched Alonso's Left rear wheel in the start of the race, slit the tyre and ended Alonso's race and was it not a Renault (Grosjean) again that took off Mark Webber (Renault) from the amongst the frontrunners and from challenging Vettel at the start of the Japan GP. Vettel had to capitalise and there is no question about it.

tom cat - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 9:52 PM

Rod Marsh ,,,i thought F1 drivers where supposed to be the best in motor sport,if they are not able to judge the speed of the cars in front of them they should not be in F1.

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