Jolle wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 pm
wickedz50 wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 pm
ThumbsUp wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Why isnt Bottas at least been investigated for holding up Max and Vettel? He’s clearly more then 10 car lengths behind Hamilton.
Bottas is entering the pits and Hamilton is just leaving. That’s at least a gap of 5 seconds.
Was it not LH who was penalized for driving slowly in Bahrain 2017, blocking Ricardo in the process entering the pits after the safety car for double stacking ? If rules are to be applied the same should be applicable for Bothas. It was indeed strange.
There was a bit of a loophole. They were not yet behind the safety car so under double waved yellows (where the ten car lengths doesn’t apply). He was also not yet in the pit lane entrance where Hamilton got his penalty for.
Apparently Sirotkin got a 5 sec penalty for the exact same thing as Bottas did. It was in France last year.
"The stewards reviewed the video, team radio communications and GPS data. Car 35 was instructed to stack behind Car 18 and to go "plus 8" The driver of Car 35 then slowed significantly creating a large gap behind Car 18, by driving unnecessarily slowly."
Bottas was also instructed to create a gap with Lewis. As soon as the sc was deployed. From the hairpin to the pits the keep Bottas updated about the gap. So he did actually deserved a 5 sec penalty.
I’m fine with the outcome though but it shows again that there is no consistency with ruling penalties