F1 » Post-race penalties for Ferrari and Grosjean

Ferrari has been fined for improper use of the DRS system by Fernando Alonso during the Hungarian GP, while Romain Grosjean has 20s added to his time for colliding with Jenson Button.

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July 28, 2013 7:30 PM
Last Edited 1011 days ago

Too mild in one case and harsher in the second.
While only team's fault, it could have well been resulted in an unfair advantage for the driver .
Regarding Grosjean, it is all about the punishment system. As it is, the two penalties have not been merged, unlike in the law regulations of most countries.


July 28, 2013 8:22 PM

Fair punishment for RG regarding his collision with JB . It was not intentional just a miss-judgement of room available and with regards to his drive through that too was fair as the replay clearly showed that he had all 4 wheels outside the confines of the track. All in all RG appears to be learning from his mistakes of last year and becoming a better driver


July 28, 2013 8:30 PM

Grosjean punished because he was racing hard.

Now, Formula one has nothing to do with race....

See what happened in MotoGP, at Laguna Seca, between Marquez and Rossi. And see their post race reaction..... Formula 1 should learn again what racing is!


July 28, 2013 9:27 PM

RG was the most entrtaining driver all day. He attempted to overtake. What happened to the rule of leaving enough space when Massa took him wide and why did Button not brake when the line disappeared because he was overtaken fair and square. Button was so inconsistent when being overtaken, leaving the door wide open with some and then being aggressive with others and then whinging like a girl because he was overtaken. Brundle should leave his personal involvement out of the commentary, he is turning into a biassed ass


July 28, 2013 9:51 PM

I am a huge Alonso fan, but hearing him whinging about RG after the race disappointed me.. hearing excuses race after race is really beyond frustrating...Fernando perhaps you should get back some of the aggression the young frenchman showed today instead of making excuses race after race. I want you to win every race so just get on with it.


July 28, 2013 10:42 PM

How many times have I said, on these comments sections, that I have seen Alonso using his DRS outside the DRS zone, or without a car in front of him, only to be told that this is impossible or I am imagining things??

What do you people have to say now? I knew Ferrari were cheating, and this is absolute confirmation of it. This penalty is absolutely pitiful, and shows that F1 is still biased towards Ferrari. What about the incident a few races back where Alonso used his DRS outside the DRS zone to pass at the end of the first lap?

This is utterly despicable and frankly I'm disgusted, both with the penalty and the fact that Ferrari have a system that allows them to cheat with the DRS when they want to.


July 28, 2013 11:39 PM

The additional 20 second penalty is completely connected to the 15K fine for Ferrari. If they don't hand Grosjean the 20 second penalty then he is only a fraction of a second behind Alonso and then Alonso must be given a time penalty and thus fall behind Grosjean (where he deserved to finish, but this being Ferrari we all know what happens.) Ferrari and Alonso are given the points, but have to be made to appear to have been disciplined and hence the meaningless fine.

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