2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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And Ofcourse, points on his licence. Yes, that is how it Goes now.
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I've just watched the onboard and can't spot anything unusual. He was just slowly driving to the pits like everyone else and braked as soon as he saw the red lights on his steering wheel.

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:27 pm
I've just watched the onboard and can't spot anything unusual. He was just slowly driving to the pits like everyone else and braked as soon as he saw the red lights on his steering wheel.
Is this Charlie Whiting quote?
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iotar__ wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:30 pm
MtthsMlw wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:27 pm
I've just watched the onboard and can't spot anything unusual. He was just slowly driving to the pits like everyone else and braked as soon as he saw the red lights on his steering wheel.
Is this Charlie Whiting quote?
:wink:
No. I'm just interested in where he supposedly was going too fast.

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Well 2 other drivers have gotten penalized this year for doing it, Vettel should know better.

https://www.racefans.net/2018/10/19/vet ... -incident/
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Ric was the first driver to get hit with a red flag penalty this year, and this article has a good explanation of why.

https://www.racefans.net/2018/03/28/red ... a-penalty/
And, as FIA race director Charlie Whiting explained, there was no grey area here: Ricciardo had broken the rules.

Drivers are given a clear target for how much they must slow down by in these situations and it was clear Ricciardo hadn’t hit it. Drivers must be above a minimum time [i.e. slower]

“The regulations say you have to be positive [above the minimum time] at least once in every marshalling sector,” said Whiting. “So generally you’ve got 20 light panels around the track, you’ve got 20 marshalling sectors, so they have to be positive at least once.
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Yeah, Ocon and Ricciardo both got penalties for that this season. 3 grid pen.
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I don't think we'll see much running this session. The track is flooded #-o

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NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Yeah, Ocon and Ricciardo both got penalties for that this season. 3 grid pen.
Oficial?
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FrukostScones wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:50 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Yeah, Ocon and Ricciardo both got penalties for that this season. 3 grid pen.
Oficial?
nothing official yet!
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FrukostScones wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:50 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Yeah, Ocon and Ricciardo both got penalties for that this season. 3 grid pen.
Oficial?
I meant thats what they got.
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Whoever is running the Autosport live feed is trying to be funny!
13:53 Instead, Hamilton's main championship rival Sebastian Vettel got himself in trouble with the stewards over an alleged red flag offence.
13:54 Should he be penalised - and that is the usual outcome in such cases - it will be another two barrels unloaded straight into the foot of Ferrari's already limping title challenge.
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Leclerc hammering the nail in Vettels coffin.
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I don't want the possibility of a title fight (however wafer thin that possibility might be) taken away by a penalty.

BUT, red flags are not a request for consideration. They are basically the hardest flag in the book, and you cannot have drivers second guessing them.

Remember the ignored double waved yellow in Japan a few year ago?
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Sieper wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Leclerc hammering the nail in Vettels coffin.
Funny you should mention that.

https://twitter.com/Planet_F1/status/10 ... 3459996672
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