So the fia here admitted hamilton was guilty but because there was no danger no penalty was given, yet in this case (also ric's and ocon's) they went totally by the book. Mercedes must be ******g those ****s pretty good one must admit.Although Hamilton was adjudged to have committed an offence, the stewards’ official verdict revealed he had escaped a stiffer penalty because:
— ‘The driver and the team candidly admitted the mistake and the fact there was confusion within the team as to whether to stay out or to enter the pits and that led to the infringement.’
— ‘The fact that the infringement took place during a Safety Car period.’
— ‘At no time was there any danger to any other competitor and the change in direction was executed in a safe way.’
The above is the important bit Lewis and the team straight up said we screwed this up. Vettel on the other hand complains about the rules and refuses to take any responsibility!
This was one of the most moronic eplanations ever given by the fia, simply because in most cases a mistake is indeed made due to some sort of confusion.dans79 wrote: ↑Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:43 pmThe above is the important bit Lewis and the team straight up said we screwed this up. Vettel on the other hand complains about the rules and refuses to take any responsibility!
I think my context went missing. I was speaking within the confines of this forum. I agree with you, I want nothing more than to have Vettel get the appropriate penalties for his Baku incident and others for their infractions ... but at the end of the day it's all done and dusted. More specifically, we're burning our blood here because Vettel doesn't come here and read our posts. If we want something changed we should probably take it up with the FIA or the drivers themselves.komninosm wrote: ↑Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:50 pmIn this day and age you mean where Vettel didn't even get a black flag for colliding on purpose behind a safety car, while in the old times Schumacher got blacked for an entire season for a much less obvious incident? And apologized for it?
Those old times you mean?
If Vettel wants to improve himself all he has to do is stop lying and take responsibility like a man. Like Schumacher did.
Ferrari has to grow up too. It's making their fans even worse behaved by not setting a good example.
Other than that we're still enjoying the races just fine. Great year by Hamilton, nice combat between Mercedes and Ferrari tech and Red Bull got a few nice punches too. Great fights midfield.
Your argument was fallacious.
Ok, so i will not put money on Alonso pole then.
Man as much as I love COTA, the schedule for us here in Kiwi land is nuts
I personally don't know what's so wrong about Lewis' character. Like seriously, what is it? What am I missing? He personally inspires me, and that's something I can say about a really handful of people in this world.seventhsin wrote: ↑Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:48 pmI know right, I'm going have to watch the race on the commute to work this Monday (Australia) bizarre
With regards to stewards and penalties, keep in mind that one of the major factors in their decision is previous similar violations and their outcomes. We have anecdotal evidence, they have raw data.
In the context of the championship, no one wants this, but as many have acknowledged earlier with penalties to other drivers, Vettels penalty is fair and just.
Lastly, the 2018 championship battle. While always having admired Lewis talent but not his character, I must admit that he has now truly grown into a complete F1 legend. He is and has been operating several degrees higher than anyone else on the grid nearly all year and when you consider his extra curricular activities it's pretty impressive to see what a person is truly capable of achieving.
Still, I hope in the next couple years we'll see a legitimate title fight, who knows what RBR and Honda can cook up, and if Ferrari and Vettel can mount a challenge again.
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