F1 » Warwick: Webber penalty not ‘health and safety gone mad’

Race steward Derek Warwick insists that, had Mark Webber hitched a lift back to the pits 'in a safer manner', then punishments would not have been necessary.

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September 24, 2013 12:22 PM

Taz, they gave Webber no mad penalty at all, in fact they gave him and Alonso the same and least severe reprimand they could, on the part of Webber that reprimand was the third one and so it triggered the penalty as per the present regulations.


September 24, 2013 2:28 PM

rou. webber got a LIGHTER penalty. he only got a reprimand. but as he had transgressed already this year, on two occasions and received two other reprimands, then the automatic fia penalty came in. this system was agreed by all drivers before implementation. I suggest that you read autosport analysis, and you will get a clearer picture.


September 25, 2013 8:04 AM

@ nealio

Old timers have far more experience than younger people and are generally much wiser. Warwick didn't make the rules, he was just applying them. You CANNOT have people/drivers crossing the track like that, nor have drivers stopping in a blind spot like Alonso did. Also, Warwick was not the only steward was he ?

Warwick may have done something similar many years ago but that doesn't make it right and current rules didn't apply then anyway. The rules are made for good reasons and if they are broken, then punishment MUST follow.

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