siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:56 pm
dtro wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Why is there an issue with the team getting fined as opposed to the driver? When various teams had wheel nut issues and released a car with a tire that would fall off they either stop them before pit exit, or if they notice too late order them to stop somewhere safe. The team gets the fine and this the rule cited is a "unsafe release."
Mountains out of molehills.
because, Leclerc if not released at the unsafe manner, he would have lost 3 to 4 seconds in that process... so in effect he gained time by illegally releasing early and also there is a matter of dangers to the pit crews.
Moreover it was ferrari fans who were talking about all the unpunished things and crying at fia twitter etc, so when the roles are reveresed suddenly ferrari fans are talking about not giving any penalty and changing their view like that
all these have caused this out roar
My point still stands, Ferrari fans are making mountains out of molehills, fans of other teams are making mountains out of molehills with regards to how a fan of another team perceives a certain event. What incentive does any team have to knowingly release a vehicle in an unsafe manner? Regardless of whether or not the team or the driver foots the bill or penalty. It would in effect be knowingly shooting yourself in the foot and expecting to finish a race.
Just doesn't compute. I can see ignorance or negligence being an overriding factor. But regardless- a monetary fine being imposed on the team makes sense in the event of an unsafe release and a tire isn't fitted properly or in the event of an unsafe release from the pitbox into pitlane traffic. Chuckles (or any driver for that matter) isn't sitting in the car with a great idea of when to go, team says go, he goes. The team is the operationally negligent party, not the driver.