F1 » Perez: I did nothing stupid

Sergio Perez: At the end of the day it [the incident with Kimi Raikkonen] happened. I'll move forward from that and I look forward to doing a great race here

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June 07, 2013 9:25 PM

107SS2009, Like Perez did to Kimi. If he was beside him as you say then the rules say he had to leave a car width for Kimi to make the corner, which he didn't because he was crashing into him.


June 07, 2013 9:34 PM

sunny. right! perez had been following kimi, watching his lines. sky analysis showed that kimi was keeping to the right at the 100m board on previous laps. perez spotted this, I presume, and went for the gap that kimi was leaving. unfortunately kimi moved LEFT before the 100m board, presumably to try and block perez. unfortunately, perez already had the macca nose alongside kimis rear wheel and a crash was inevitable. it was a 50/50 incident and kimi is just trying to assert himself over perez.


June 07, 2013 9:42 PM

Reg 20.5 The 'deliberate crowding' and 'abnormal move' issue. Please note the 'deliberate' part. This implies 'crowding' i.e. closing a gap is fine.

Well Kimi makes no change of direction so he's not guilty of an 'abnormal' move.

Kimi was moving to the left BEFORE Checo was alongside.

It was not deliberate because he did not wait till Checo was alongside to then turn in. He was ALREADY moving left.

Raikkonen is not guilty of either Reg 20.3 or 20.4 so you're trying to get blame him with Reg 20.5's 'deliberate crowding' rule.


June 07, 2013 10:09 PM


But Raikkonen is moving left before Checo has any part of his car alongside.

Search A2jba0cEqco on youtube. It's a Perez on board.

The left wheel of the lotus is aligned with the white line in the middle of the road at the start of 16 seconds. At 16.5 seconds, th line is now with the center of the lotus' rear wing, and Perez is still not yet alongside, indicating the Lotus is already moving left before Perez is alongside.

By the letter of the law, Raikkonen is in the right. I think Perez wasn't penalised because he only had tenths of a second to determine if Raikkonen was turning in.

Also search dtBTZt8gyes for a slow mo. At 0 seconds, the white line is nearly aligned with the Lotus left wheel. At the very start of 1 second in, the white line is aligned with the centre of the lotus front wing and Perez is not yet alongside.

Okay, I should probably go get some sunlight now...


June 08, 2013 7:12 AM

Livemusik, confuse me some confuse me not.
“kimi makes no change of direction so he is not guilty”
“kimi was moving to the left”
That is where Perez was, I presume he did so to close a door he left open.
As I said, a driver doesn't leave a door slightly ajar in Monaco even if the driver behind have little chance of making the pass stick simply because there is always a chance (the only way in Monaco) to make it stick.

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