F1 » Alonso boosted by Maldonado penalty

Ten place grid drop for Pastor Maldonado means Fernando Alonso will start seventh in Brazilian Grand Prix

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pc - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 11:59 PM

Webber was called in to weighbridge at END of session
so although he missed it, his car was able to be pushed back there by mechanics so the weight WAS able to be checked straight after
Maldonado, since it was mid session, was NOT able to be checked before next outing -therefore its weight was NOT able to be verified so it was seen as a more severe infringement and disimilar to Webber.
Of course you already KNEW that- but hey, as is ALWAYS the case withyou and your duplicitous arguments, why let the FACTS get in the way of a perfectly good attempt at misdirection by misinformation
Have you ever thought of becoming a Politician by the way ? -because you appear to be an ideal candidate.

richard - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 12:51 AM

I still think it is harsh penalty he is a great young talent that should not penalised in such way, if it was alonso they would not have taken any action.

As usual the fia come to ferrari assistance. Whether webber was wheeled back or not is minor, the offence was not stopping when should of.

I think many of you are delusional and biased against vettel,look what happened last race with Mr cucumber and no action was taken.

I rest my case.

Bowzer27 - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 4:04 AM

It was a bit of a strange time to weigh him. Half way through Q2 and just after he did a 1.19 lap. Gee, he must've been underweight.
Well anyway, whatever the case his race is likely ruined now.

TruthTeller - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 6:37 AM

This is such a stupid system.... All teams and officials have radio communications. Instead of the light, why can't they inform the drivers over the radio ??
The weigh-in system is meant to catch teams that are cheating, not drivers that are unaware! It happened to Mark last week, now Pastor. This flawed system will continue to catch drivers out.

stu - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 11:38 AM

I think the general point everyone seems too point out is that all these penalties seem generally to boost Alonso.
Well I'm sure Ferrari won't mind another stinking trophy as they have quite a few


November 25, 2012 12:25 PM
Last Edited 1097 days ago

Why do people always have to jump onto the conspiracy theory bandwagon when things like this happen . Maldonado had an infringement and was reprimanded . The rules state three reprimands and you receive a . That penalty is a drop down the grid . What's the problem . And its not just Alonso who benifits is it . @pc some people only see and what suits them . Bowzer27 a can be weighed or be checked at any time during a live session but it has to be before he returns to the pit where things can be added or removed . That is why it's done randomly . They all know the rules as its very similar to when they started off in Karting . No excuse at all . You may be surprised how much differance the adding or removing of a small amount of weight can make .

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