Diesel wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:20 pm
ringo wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:12 pm
To keep things simple.. You cannot drive your car into a space occupied by another car. That is a penalty. It cannot get any simpler than that. It doesnt matter who is ahead or behind. If willfully changing your car's trajectory in an attempt to intercept a car that is already occupying the space results in a crash, you are at fault.
I would give Lando a pass if after staying left his car was still ahead of Perez's car. But turning left and colliding.. that's not defending. That is ramming off the track.
The international sporting code only requires a driver to leave a space if the driver is returning to the racing line. Norris was on the racing line when Perez went off track.
FIA INTERNATIONAL SPORTING CODE APPENDIX L
b) Overtaking, according to the
circumstances, may be carried out on either
the right or the left. A driver may not leave the track without
justifiable reason. More than one change of direction to defend
a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing
line, having earlier defended his position off-
line, should leave at least one car width
between his own car and the edge of the
track on the approach to the corner. However, manoeuvres liable to hinder other
drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car
beyond the edge of the track or any other
abnormal change of direction, are strictly
prohibited. Any driver who appears guilty of
any of the above offences will be reported to
If there's another rule then please share the relevant part of the regulations and/or sporting code.
You´re posting it yourself, but still keep repeating lando didn´t do it wrong?
If Lando didn´t move out of the racing line to defend, how is possible that Perez entered the corner from the outside wich is the racing line? Lando moved out of the line to close the door at the braking, Perez took the racing line and did the corner from the outside, he left a car width at the inner kerb instead of crashing with Lando
, but when they went to the outer kerb Lando didn´t do the same, he didn´t left a car width at the outer kerb and did push Perez out of track. Straightforward penalty
I´m amazed people can´t see it, that´s probably because neither of you raced ever, at any level. Anyone with any experience know you can´t push anyone out of track. That´s the racing version of a murder, I don´t care about you at all so I´ll kill you because that´s the best for me. Do that at your local track and prepare for someone to come in to your box and have something more than loud words