F1 » Kimi takes Perez ‘punishment’ to new level


An aggrieved Kimi Raikkonen has suggested extreme measures may be necessary to make Sergio Perez think twice about his overtaking moves.

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1Jez

May 29, 2013 12:49 AM

I can't believe that there is no-one on here backing Perez!

Both Button and Alonso were smart enough to give Perez racing room, why wasn't Raikkonen? Raikkonen wasn't turning into the apex, he was closing off the entry to the corner by taking a very shallow line and squeezing Perez into the wall. No driver was taking that line into the chicane all weekend! I don't think Raikkonen should be penalized, but I do think the collision was (mostly) his doing.

Perez has been racing very hard the last few rounds and I say good on him. He has been aggressive but safe, unlike Maldonado of old and Grosjean still.

ICE LORD - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 3:38 AM

911 Turbo ....I AM LORD EVEN IF YOU LIKE IT OR NOT ....WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SOMEONE WITH YOUR NICK NAME

JUST READ WHAT ALONSO SAID......HE ACCEPTED HE USED TO DRIVE LIKE PEREZ. !!! AND I AM A FAN OF KR BUT THIS TIME HE DID NOT ACT WITH A COLD HEAD AND THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN!!!

MAY BE YOU ARE WHIMP TOO THAT IS WHY YOU DONT GET IT!!!

wow - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 5:06 AM

I can't believe this. If Kimi was Grosjean, he would be getting slaughtered for pushing someone into the barrier. But since its Kimi, people say "hurr durr so awesome, don't mess with the iceman bla".
His popularity is immense, but that leads to blind followers. If Kimi did what Perez did, he'll be commended for being a 'real racer' and spicing up the race, and Perezs' backlash would be labelled as whinging.
If anyone else swore on the podium, it would be disgusting or foul-mouthed, but no, since its Kimi, its so awesome and non-PC.

mha7 - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 5:45 AM

This is from the official rules in the FIA's website.

20.3
More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position off-line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner.

20.4
Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. Whilst defending in this way the driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason.
For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is
alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be 'a significant portion'.

To me, both were taking a risk, Kimi for squeezing and Checo for risking it a bit late under braking.

You can look it up in the FIA's website.

Darryl - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 7:14 AM

Perez is a danger to every driver who is ahead of him, be he slower or faster, he will take a blind chance to overtake and to hell with whoever they may be. Kimi could have driven him off the track on the very next bend and ended Perez's day. Stupid and inexperienced display by the Mex.

Sam Bird made the same move as Kimi, but in the second of the GP2 races. The commentators derived him for making a 'late move'. Sam had the nous to take to run straight and across the chicane to avoid contact, and that is where they differed. Apart from having made a poor judgement call on the race track, I also think certain driver's should be held to account for the manner of statements they make about others.

tom - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 5:31 PM

i just looked at several pics that clearly show s.p. locking his front wheels with smoke comming off them , kimi is shown turning in while sp is still straight and his front wheels are not alongside kimis back wheels. kr is my fav driver but if he makes a mistake i will not defend him just because i am a fan of him. but this was clearly sp fault. also a driver who has the corner with no other car near him can take any line he wantsand if he turns in tight its his choice. you do not have to leave space for a car as far back as sp. he should receive at least the same penalty as rg.

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