"Jarno said that he was absolutely convinced that Lewis was either letting him past, or was slowing with an obvious problem, [But the stewards summarily dismissed his statement, treated it as a lie, and investigated the matter no further.] as the expression in the regulations goes. Therefore he passed him. Rather gingerly, he just sort of looked, is this right is this wrong?
gcdugas wrote:[BTW, I could get on the pompous high horse of some people here and excoriate you for "lying" when you claimed "you never said that" and I presented you with the "transcripts" of what you said but you still insisted in shading the meaning of your previous statement when you said "I don't think he [Max} realizes it" as if that changes the effect of his actions. I am not trying to claim any moral superiority by "forgiving you this sin". What I am trying to do is to say that without an exact transcript of what LH was asked and exactly how he answered, we cannot tell the degree to which he intended to deceive. LH might have been trying to be cute and creatively evasive, his recollection might not have been 100% accurate as yours wasn't when you said "I never said that" when clearly you did say words substantially to that effect.
"If Ron resigned to stop the hearing, it won't work," Ecclestone added. "This is not about the personalities of Ron and Max (Mosley, FIA president), it is about finding out if there was more to what happened than what we have already learned."
WhiteBlue wrote:"If Ron resigned to stop the hearing, it won't work," Ecclestone added. "This is not about the personalities of Ron and Max (Mosley, FIA president), it is about finding out if there was more to what happened than what we have already learned."
The consensus in the media seemed to sugest that there was a deal behind doors for Ron Dennis to step back to resolve the issue. I must say that I'm surprised by the move. I thought that Martin Whitmarsh was in the line of fire in the first place and Ron stepping back would only make them more vulnerable if Martin will be shot down.
Who will be acting team principal if the FIA forces Whitmarsh to resign? There could be some interesting developments leading to quick change in the known landscape.
Besides Whitmarsh also the other new guy Domenicali is under fire. Lauda is talking of spagetti culture at Ferrari going back to the bad old days and Coulthard says that under Todd Kimi would have never dared to leave his car and eat ice cream in shorts while the race was technically still on.
Both top teams are obviously in a leadership crisis and it will be interesting to watch how that evolves. To even things out a bit Joe Saward has called for Flavio Briatore's resignation (in a veiled way). I could imagine that Flavio calles it a day unless his guys find some speed soon. He will probably loose Alonso unless the Renault improves very quickly. Reanault look very slow compared to Red Bull and that is certainly not a diffusor issue. So we could be looking at a series of changes at the top of these teams starting next week.
nudger wrote:i realy hope the fia take a sensible line on the 29th. if they want to deduct WCC points that s fine, a modest fine, ok. but more than that and it is absolute overkill.
i would also be very curious as to where this leaked letter came from. Mclaren say it wasnt from them, which makes sense, so that leaves the FIA. Will they investigate and have a hearing to establish the facts of a leaked confidential communication?
time to move on...just hope the fia agree
ISLAMATRON wrote:Has any racing driver been penalized on track for an off track incident such as LH has in this case? I cannot remember any precedent for it... theonly thing I can remember is Enge getting thrown out for a positive piss test.
nudger wrote:ISLAMATRON wrote:Has any racing driver been penalized on track for an off track incident such as LH has in this case? I cannot remember any precedent for it... theonly thing I can remember is Enge getting thrown out for a positive piss test.
there dosnt look to be any penalty on the horizon for hamilton...only mclaren
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