chrisc90 wrote:Little bit contradictory there don’t you think?
Maybe o was a little premature with the Japan specific comment after people evaluated the situation but I don’t see why a racing/driving offence should be dealt with any more lenient than another team.
As I said, the consequences of a lack of penalty can affect other teams.
If there is a drive by standards issues, it should be dealt with equally, irrespective of those involved.
Other drivers/teams aren't entitled to benefit from the tussles of others.
Also, if you think about it, it's not really different than most other sports where there's multiple people on the same team. If a football player tackles a player from an opposing team, he's likely to get a penalty. However, if he tackles a player from his own team (non-deliberately), then the referee is very unlikely to punish the team by issuing a penalty to the player. And by the same standard, i also think that anyone who would be calling for a penalty in that situation would likely be regarded as a lunatic
So I really don't see the issue. And as mentioned, it's gonna be bad for the racing. Do you really want teams to not have their drivers compete? I'm really struggling to see the benefits of your suggestion, other than some perceived ideal of fairness that i don't think the drivers, nor teams, really want. Some fans might think they want it, but I think they will change their tune pretty quickly once they realize that it will rob the sport on a lot of battles between teammates and become team-orders galore.