ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:46 am
For some reason, or just maybe in my mind, the overhead helo/crane shot showed alot more space(maybe a front tire's width). That I will absolutely concede. Strange, time to get the peepers checked. On the onboards I am unable to determine if Hulk was fully off track before or after Kimi touched the line.
I blame the FIA, who are too busy regulating helmets to establish, publish and enforce all complete list on racing rules which should cover F1 down thru the junior categories.
Nah man your eyes are fine i guess ... i wasn't quite sure whether there was any space as well but once you know it from the onboard it becomes obvious in the external view.
There's maybe 25-ish cm of track left when Hulk leaves the track with his right rear tyre, one tenth of a second later that space is gone.
I think it's one of those situations where Hulk would have to stay on track and force a wheel to wheel contact to have an excuse to leave the track - then just go for the overtake like he did ... similar to Lewis/Max at Monaco where Lewis did not turn in properly but just enough to touch with Max, he was then 100% within his right to go straight through the chicane...
And god yes, the rules are a mess.
The rules regarding leaving space used to be in the F1 sporting regulations, and they included the bit about the straight - they then moved stuff around and some was in the sporting regs and some of it in the appendix and now it's pretty much all in appendix L which covers the license, medical stuff etc but also "conduct" on track, "straight" has been scrapped from the wording though.
It's really annoying that you can't just open one document and find everything, instead you have to get the F1 sporting regulations, the FIA sporting code and in many cases at least one of the appendices which go all the way to appendix z.
During the announcement of the 2021 rules they mentioned the reorganisation of articles for clarity and consistency within the sporting regulations so maybe they'll sort it out a bit.