F1 » Bourdais Fuji penalty against FIA advice.

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Alphonso - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:24 PM

Once again the stewards have undermined the well respected and highly experienced Charlie Whiting. If they can''t pay heed to his instructions to the teams, I suggest that F1 abandons their lame duck stewards and allow Charlie to make the decisions about penalties.

FooAtari .

October 13, 2008 2:29 PM

Who are these stewards? Do they just go out on Thursday before the race and pick a few random blokes off the street or something? Because they are pretty incompetent. It''s about time we had the same professional stewards that attended every race. There is no reason not to do this.

Don - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:32 PM

Toro Rosso should protest the penalty. So what if Ferrari supplies their engines, Massa was at fault. Seb had another terrific drive wasted because of this biased call. F1 needs to step up, reverse the penalty and give Bourdais back his points. Total BS.

DM - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:39 PM

the 'retrospective' drive through penalty cannot be appealed. McLaren found this out after the SPA incident.
It looks like it is being used as a spice up the results joker to ensure that the championships go down to the wire.
A very harsh decision on Bourdais since he is fighting for his F1 drive.

Raw Dawg - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:40 PM

That is incredible. What is Charlie Whiting getting paid for if the stewards don't listen? He's highly regarded and very experience so I would think they would comply with his advice.

This shows how big of a joke the stewards are

Mcfly - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:40 PM

I just realized that I really love F1 cause i keep waking up at odd hours to watch this BS!I really didn't think things could get any worst than last year, but as a whole, 2008 will probably be more controversial.

edward - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:42 PM

I'm shocked, shocked, that their is underhanded dealing in F-1. Whatever happened to the ideal of unsullied sportsmanship. Really this looks to be such a blatant attempt to aid Ferrari. Stinks.

Hopes die last - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:46 PM

Bourdais Penalty was a gross blunder, by FIA , another example of rampant incosistencies and unprofessionalism. Its not the Global Credit Crunch but the "Credibility Crunch" that is hurting F1.
If only those in power find time from their "secret orgies" and focus more on "honest governance" of the sport rather than "random rule changes" in name of cost cutting, the Sport has some chance of surving both the "Credit" and "Credibility Crunch"

Beszti - Unregistered

October 13, 2008 2:49 PM

Nice to see FIA is trying to satisfy Ferrari for not excluding McLaren drivers last year. The whole F1 is ridiculous, punishing for driving hard (first corner incident...), trying to overtake, or not rolled the red carpet for Ferraris???? It should be the king of motorsports, not a tea-afternoon...
Bernie and Max should realize that WTCC, MotoGP, WSBK and even so WRC is here to destroy F1 to ruins, because they are wide open for people, provide lots of actions, and lacks stupid stewardings.
FIA = Ferrari's Intercontinental Association. Terrible

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