F1 » Force India simmers over 'lost fairytale'

The Force India team came away with a solid fifth place in Brazil, but they'd been hoping for a podium - or even better - and blamed two decisions by officials for losing out.

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Mark _

November 26, 2012 6:30 PM

richard - congrats on your driver and team pulling off the championships. On your comments, there is plenty of opinion in them for people to disagree with so the "factual" defense is not very solid. But the comments are for sharing opinions. Purely factual comments are rather boring.


November 26, 2012 6:55 PM

mark. i was responding to flashers comment. i had made a suggestion, which apparently flasher felt was tiresome. i dont go into all this fanboy nonsense (too old for that) but i do only talk about actual facts.
ok, it doesnt suit the fanboys, but in the immortal words of alfred e neumann, "wot me worry?"

DJ from TJ - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 7:40 PM

Crash should have reply to message feat, so other people trying to comment don't get caught reading other people's discussions comment after comment.

With that said, I was a costly mistake, unintentional yes but a stupid untimely mistake that probably costed Mclaren millions, the contact and accident itself could not have merited a drive through though.
I have to agree with Lewis about racing the less experienced, have Nico applied some patience(since it was lap 48 of 71) and smart thinking(at stake was more than a potential first win and a good going away present) the headlines would have been a lot nicer and probably the highlight of the weekend, now he threw his first win/podium away and gifted Ferrari some extra million in the process, not to mention ruined Lewis' swan song.

marcus - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 8:21 PM

Safety car was to let Alonso catch up with the leaders, we all heard the coded message that he wanted a safety car, and they always does as he says. If he were among the leaders there would never have been any safety car. And the drive through was also to give Alonso one position higher, have they ever handed out a penalty that fast before, it was within a lap or two.

marcus - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 8:27 PM

Maybe the name has changed but to me the team already have four wins, I'm just hoping it will someday get it's rightful name back. :) Eddie, please buy back the team!

Shy Ted - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 10:16 PM

The so called "stewards" are steralising the sport with their stupid decisions.
It's been getting gradually worse for the past couple of years but this really is the limit-penalise a driver for loosing it in the worst conditions possible for an F1 driver?
S0d it,just run the whole race under a safety car then i can turn off and go and spend my time more constructively like watch paint dry.

Mark _

November 26, 2012 10:45 PM

Given that no one is crashing intentionally it is pretty hard to say that some drivers deserve this penalty and some don't. The fact is that he lost control of his car and took out another driver. Schumacher and Kimi among many others went through this corner side by side without incident.


November 26, 2012 11:31 PM

@Richard - being a Webber fan myself, I find that I usually disagree with you. However on this occassion, you've got it right. Hulkenberg was racing hard and fair while leaving plenty of room. His error was very small in very difficult conditions and I believe that this tangle was a racing incident, all things considered. Hulkenberg was probably technically at fault, but I don't think that fault warranted a drive through.

While Hamilton was perhaps closer than he should have been, I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that he deserves any blame (he could take some small amount of responsibility, but shouldn't be blamed). Last season, I'm sure it would have been all on Hamilton the way he was driving, but this season he is driving much... wiser.

Amigo - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 3:59 AM

To be fair, without driver mistake at turn and then car won't be spinning and causing crashing to other car.
Hulkenberg mistake and he deserved penalty.
It meas Hulkenberg can't handle pressure from LH and less of experienced on lead. Even Vettel has crashed and sometime he can't handle pressure. That's racing.
Forget about it and moving to 2013.
LH owed apology from Nico Hulkenberg for taken out his car.

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