F1 » Penalty costs Perez points finish


A ten second stop-go penalty for causing a crash on lap 39 that took out Romain Grosjean and Mark Webber cost Sauber's Sergio Perez that chance to score points in Abu Dhabi.

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AMG - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 6:10 PM

Im going to call it: Perez on DiResta was not that different than Vettel on Button. Only difference is that Button did backed off.

Vettel as in the same position as Perez on the inside line of the right corner. DiResta did not backed off and went out. Perez never went out of bounds until the first left hander when he knew DiResta was coming back in. I dont know why Grosjean was expecting Perez to disappear and never come back to the track. I am still wondering why Perez got the penalty, as it was DiResta on the outside line that went out of bounds.

Compare it to Vettels pass on Button and tell me if they are not in the same place. To top it off DiResta conveniently forgot to mention he Sandwiched his teammate and two other cars at the beginning where he had no place to be.

fastlane66 - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 6:28 PM

Obviously Kamui Kobayashi car was under funded and probably most of resource goes to Perez car. It's fair enough if it's happened because Perez brought the money bag to Sauber team. Also Perez's Mexican billionaire backer may be using their own money on Perez car. Look Perez car has fewer problems than Kobayashi car. Also Perez car is always top condition. Kobayashi car has always problems.
Everyone will chose to drive and take garage of Perez if you asked any F1 drivers for which garage he want to take at Sauber Team.
This year Kobayashi car reliability is very poor. That cost him 2013 seat for him. If he has car like Perez car and then he can win the race and he will be sign by one of the top teams.
I hope Sauber will beat Mercedes team in Championship and keep Kobayashi for

Fletcher - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 6:48 PM

Fastlane so Sauber are desperately trying to pass Mercedes in the Contructors standings to get the extra millions and you're saying they are not putting in the extra effort on Koba's car. Doesn't make sense.

AMG - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 6:58 PM

The way I see it, Perez went out of bounds because he was being safe, knowing diResta was coming in (which he shouldnt have since he should have backed off).

Grosjean was too far behind to believe he had the position. The contact was on the far back of Perez car. Grosejan though he could pull the position back in and clearly the two drivers wanted. Not to different than Maldonado vs Webber. Hence I dont see why the penalty on perez

Zeyar - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 7:00 PM

KK did really well considering he had set-up and KERS problems all race. It's a shame that hardly anyone has talked about his 6th place as it was a really good performance.

Fastlane/Amigo, please stop with your baseless conspiracy theories.

SJ - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 7:16 PM

Same move he tried on Hamilton when just announced as Mc Driver.
Too fast into chicane so went off track, forced Di Resta off and then could not control the corner!
Took Grosjean out and got penalty for avoidable accident.
Poor choice for Mc #2 driver? Will he handle the pressure
KK has been the better Sauber driver for me - hope he stays next year

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