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Have your say on F1's 2009 penalties and controversies

Lewis Hamilton's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel's ten-place grid demotion in Malaysia and the uncertainty surrounding the results of the first two races of 2009 as a result of the contentious diffuser issue have cast a cloud over the start to the new Formula 1 season.

Claims, counter-claims and a raft of penalties have dogged the early part of the current campaign – one that is still only one race old – meaning much of the action has once more taken place off-track rather than on, something that was allegedly going to be a thing of the past after a particularly fractious 2008.

So now's your opportunity to have your say. What do you think of the way the 2009 F1 season has got underway? Do you believe the various penalties have been justified, and what is your stance on the diffuser situation?

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Jeff - Unregistered

April 02, 2009 12:39 PM

I'm on the verge of giving up, having followed F1 for over 20 years. These penalties are sucking the life from the sport. Also, Bernie wanted his medal system to improve the racing. How can they want this, on the one hand, yet penalise drivers (Vettel notably) when they do actually race, and get involved in what can only be described as a racing incident? F1 needs a complete shake-up of the stewards, the system used to implement penalties, and the time it takes to do this.



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