True, Kubica wouldnt have gotten a podium, heidfeld would have. He was blocked on his way to a certain 3rd position by 2 drivers from a certain team
By the way, massa had his engine running..why didnt the malaysian gp directors send a crane to his rescue alla hamiltons beach party @ the european gp?
New rules this year ban it mate.
I didn't like (from a sporting aspect) how Hamilton was craned back onto the track at the Nurburgring last year. But if you're going to critise anyone about it, you must look for the source...The first high profile case of this "I'm stuck gimme a push" crap was at the Nurburgring in 2003, Schumi dropped it when JPM was overtaking him at the dunlop curve. He was beached on the kurb on the outside of the corner, and was pushed back on track. I was outraged, I didn't see how he was in a particularly dangerous position, he wasn't on the racing line for instance, and a crane could quite easily recover the car.
Likewise when Hamilton did it I though the same as I did in '03, which is "Fair enough, its within the rules, so fair play to the guy for having the knowledge of the rules to exploit them, and/or their loopholes - but I don't like it at all - not one bit".
My personal opinion is that if a driver spins and beaches the car its his own damn fault and that's his race over, see Massa at Sepang this year - he spun it, and it beeched, I'm afraid that's part of racing, it may not be his fault - but neither is an engine blow-up, or a puncture. So why should he or anyother driver get such a "get-out-of-jail-free card"?
Apparently new rules this year prevent these "push-start" actions by the stewards (according to ITV's coverage of the australian GP this year), and I for one am glad about that.
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