F1 » Hamilton: Usual rules didn’t apply


Lewis Hamilton says he believes the usual rules within Mercedes “didn't apply” during the Hungarian Grand Prix

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EdOz

July 28, 2014 5:11 PM
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The way I see it, rules are rules... I think those rules are stupid anyway but then again, he did agree to them and even benefited from them in the past like he mentioned himself in this piece. I for one applauded that he didn't give the position 'cause I want to see drivers racing. But I would also hate to see him whining in the future if the roles are ever reversed...

benignlyindifferent

July 28, 2014 5:13 PM

Well rules are rules, until they are disobeyed for the correct reasons and then the team bosses agree they should never have been issued. I doubt Nico would have moved over in this situation and the critics of Lewis would have screamed had he been the one asking Nico to move over if he could not even get into his tow.
Going forward, I suspect both drivers will still play fair if they are truly not fighting for the same piece of tarmac by the end of the race.

rob01

July 28, 2014 5:17 PM

Lewis would have tried to pass Nico if the roles were reversed. After the safety car came out it changed everyones strategy. it wasn't the straight forward race most had hoped for. Surely not for Nico.

kma55

July 28, 2014 5:20 PM

These orders to let teammates through only make sense when the constructors championship is at stake, or one driver is not in contention for the drivers championship. Neither of these things are true in this situation, Mercedes are so far ahead of everyone else there really shouldn't be any orders given.

Jim Clausen

July 28, 2014 5:31 PM

kma55: These orders to let teammates through only make sense when the constructors championship is at stake, or one driver is not in contention for the drivers championship. Neither of these things are true in this situation, Mercedes are so far ahead of everyone else there really shouldn't be any orders given.



Most astute comment yet that I've read about the move over order.

Wiseguy

July 28, 2014 5:31 PM

Hi Lewis. All stakeholders should know that there are no gifts in F1. You were quite right not to move over for NR. Besides, anything could have happened at that stage including you winning or NR not finishing. I felt that NR lost momentum earlier when he got stuck behind Vergne and did not deserve any assistance to improve his position later on.
What the team should really be concerned about is why you keep getting these strange mechanical failures during practice? Foul play?

Mark _

July 28, 2014 6:01 PM

kma55: These orders to let teammates through only make sense when the constructors championship is at stake, or one driver is not in contention for the drivers championship. Neither of these things are true in this situation, Mercedes are so far ahead of everyone else there really shouldn't be any orders given.


If I am not mistaken the teams are paid based on the number of points that they score. Lewis cost the team money by putting his needs above the team's.

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