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April 14, 2014 11:49 AM

F1 » Mercedes calling for increased Red Bull sanction

@fourteenseven - there was nothing 'potential' about an inaccurate reading in Ricciardo's car, it certainly was an inaccurate reading. The FIA acknowledged that fact. The dispute is regarding how the FIA and RBR wanted to deal with that incorrect reading. There was no compliance from other teams to an FIA request because no other teams were subject to the failure that Ricciardo's car experienced. RBR are not trying to put themselves above the law - they are trying to race up to the letter of the law. According to RBR, the FIA wanted them to apply such a conservative correction to the fuel flow readings that it would have made them uncompetitive. How is that fair?


April 09, 2014 12:54 AM
Last Edited 133 days ago

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash

richard: jez. what a ridiculous post.
Play the ball, not the man, Richard.
richard:yes, it was good fortune. had the wheel actually detached itself, it would have been rolling down the road at around 60kph. would you have liked to be in its path? apart from that, had dr got on to the track, and the wheel came off at speed, he could easily have suffered injuries.
But it DIDN'T come off and he DIDN'T enter the track, so what harm is there? I agree that there should be a harsh penalty in the case such as Webber's errant wheel, but the same thing did not happen with Ricciardo. Fortune, luck, karma... it's all a fallacy. There is no such thing as inherent fairness in the universe. Believing in luck is akin to believing in psychic mediums.
richard:any risk assessment works on the "what ifs", and the aim is to reduce as many possibilities of injury, as possible.
Risk assessment also takes into consideration the l


April 09, 2014 2:53 AM

F1 » Sirotkin blames shoes for lack of pace

I can understand how what he is describing would be a pretty big issue driving an F1 car, however I find it inconceivable that - a) he was not fitted out with his own Sauber branded gear quite some time ago (has he not already driven the Sauber?), b) he did not have any other FIA approved shoes of his own, c) he could not source a suitable pair of shoes once the problem was found.


April 09, 2014 12:42 AM

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash

Mark: @Jez - I am pretty sure if Lotus had the choice they would trade the 3 penalty points for a 5 grid place drop.
I am pretty sure that you are not a Lotus spokesman, which means that that comment is nothing more than speculation. On the other hand, you may be correct. Lotus are probably VERY nervous about this whole penalty points thing, considering that Maldonado is the most penalised driver in a season in F1 history. My money is on him being the first to get a ban (he should have been banned on a few occasions already).


April 08, 2014 4:38 PM
Last Edited 135 days ago

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash

richard: it was only good fortune that the car was stopped before any damage or injury was caused.
There's no such thing as good fortune, only good management. It was not dumb luck that either screwed up the pit stop nor averted an injury. The former was a human failure, the latter was a successful intervention. In criminal law, the penalty for driving at speeds or in a manner that could kill or injure someone is (rightly) far, far less than actually killing or injuring someone. Why is that principle not applied in this sport? 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. Maldonado caused more car damage 2 years ago than unsafe releases have caused in the last 5 years combined.

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