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Mark _

April 08, 2014 4:46 PM

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash


@Jez - I am pretty sure if Lotus had the choice they would trade the 3 penalty points for a 5 grid place drop. I disagree that Ricciardo's penalty was too harsh. Perhaps you have not seen what happens when a wheel comes off at speed and hits someone in pit lane or even worse a spectator. The FIA has rightly designed the penalty for an unsafe release to be very harsh so as to do as much as possible to stop the teams from putting other people in real danger. The punishment is for breaking the rule not for how much damage was actually caused. One incident was a racing incident which is to be expected and the other incident was down right negligent. On the possibility of contact for starting mid pack, that is all that it is a possibility. If there had been an incident at the front it may have helped him to be further back. In this era of F1 with it's fake passing it really doesn't matter were you start. That is why we have seen some cars not even bother to complete lap in Q3.

Mark _

April 08, 2014 3:03 PM

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash


1Jez:
Mark: Ricciardo's penalty was the only one that he could have received. Pastor was penalized twice for the same incident and received three penalty points. Clearly Pastor had the more severe penalty.
Uh huh. Because Ricciardo wasn't penalised twice for the same incident and 10 is less than five. *facepalm*
The penalty points are much worse given that they will lead to a race ban. And while the grid drop was less the stewards decided to add to the original penalty unlike Ricciardo who received the minimum penalty allowed for RBRs offense. With DRS a grid drop is hardly a penalty anyway. The possibilty of contact by starting mid pack is the real penalty.

Mark _

April 09, 2014 12:12 AM

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash


Slagheap: Ricciardo as I stated before did nothing himself to justify his penalty...ask Martin Brundle, if you didnt hear his comment.....whereas Nutter Pastor was the main reason the accident happened, even if you think mirror signal man
@Slag - the penalty for an unsafe release is clear and accepted by the team(s). Perhaps since they accept it as is, you should too. I think that we can all accept that cars are going to collide occasionally when fighting for a position or even from a driver error but I don't think that we should ever accept that wheels may become detached from the car with the potential for harming people who are not even competing in the event. I believe that part of the problem here is that one of these drivers is well liked and the other isn't. Be glad that the evil Pastor has received penalty points that may very well result in him having to sit out a race.

Mark _

April 08, 2014 4:56 PM
Last Edited 9 days ago

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash


1Jez:
Because a freak incident occured once and the FIA needs to look like they're doing something about it? "Unsafe" releases have happened many, many times, yet the occurrence of actual injury or damage to a car as a result is so low it is barely worth considering.
If you think that this has only happened once you are either new to F1 or have a poor memory. The reason that we now have pit lane speed limits is because of a wheel coming off at speed in the pits in Imola 1994. Ironically the one injury that you do recall was also caused by this same team. Perhaps they are the "Maldonodo's" of unsafe pit releases?

Mark _

April 07, 2014 5:18 PM
Last Edited 9 days ago

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash


So much whining about Ricciardo's penalty for the unsafe release. The rules are clear on the penalty for an unsafe release. They don't get to change the penalty just because RBR was lucky that the tire didn't come off and injure or kill someone. For all of you that think that Pastor's nose hit Gutierrez then why didn't Pastor get any wing damage? It was wheel to wheel contact. I agree with richard that the blame is shared. Gutierrez had the best view.

Mark _

April 07, 2014 8:22 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Mercedes will be behind changes


Taipan: One of the most entertaining races in ages, so why were the other two so dire? I can't see it being fuel related as Bahrain is supposed to be heavier on fuel, on top of that Bahrain usually provides a crap race so what went right today?
DRS seems to suit this track. As I recall last year's race was better than expected too. On a side note they are going to have to do something about the sound of the safety car as is sounds so much better than the F1 cars.


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