Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:50 am
Max getting FIA punishment is BS. He should have had a official warning, no more no less.
Ocon was a total douchebag, whom is frustrated to the bone and destroyed Max' win. It doesn't matter whether or not Max should have left room, you DONT CAUSE A COLLISION and ocon was behind and should have bailed out right there. it was a useless move
he was 2 laps behind and it would have not made any difference to the outcome.
it's repeating and repeating with Ocon.
Ocon should indeed be happy just having had a push. It was adrenaline and nothing more and i'm pretty sure his response to max provoked the push.
Piquet hit and kicked a driver. not first time some heated stuff happens.
Hell, knowing Max' father, Max behaved pretty well. Jos would have literally punched Ocon in the face. Hell, Jos even drove into his ex wife with his car.
So concidering Max' background, he behaved exceedingly restricted.
What would you guys think Senna had done?
I agree it was a useless move. If You look at https://streamable.com/0bynn
once more, around 3 minutes mark, You'll see that Ocon was already on the inside, roughly alongside Max and it was Max who made a MOVE. If he had not cut inside into Ocon, he would have probably deservedly won. That's as useless move as it gets. At 3:05 You can see Ocon steering hard right to try and avoid contact, almost getting out of the track. Once Max turned his car (3:04) I doubt there's anything Esteban could do to avoid that crash. It probably has been an overly optimistic try on Ocon's side, but I can't really blame him for seeing a chance here.
As for Piquet - Salazar situation, shameful as it was, It really has been an adrenaline driven outburst as it happened seconds after the crash. Max's assault happened over half an hour later. It was a deliberate action. There have been no remorse and no regrets on his side. That is much more worrying sign than arguably poor decision making on a track.This crash has been an incident, a bizzare one, admittedly, but still just an incident. Regardless on who's to blame (and that's not so obvious for me) it's how You respond when the dust settles that matter most. Nursing of overblown ego and finding excuses for cold blooded assault, strenghtening conviction of superiority and impunity is just about the worst that You can do for Max.
I feel sorry for Max having such an idiot of a father, but that's not an excuse for following his footsteps. After all, F1 is a sport and as such demands some decency from competitiors. Where I stand, even if he were the most talented driver in F1 history if he'll continue on a path of his father and become an allout lunatic, ready to deliberatedly harm other people without any sense of responsibility whatsoever, then the proper place for such people is in isolation, not in the spotlight of an F1 grid. I really hope he'll learn his lessons eventually and cool his head down. He has a potential to become great and would rather see him proudly standing in F1's Hall of Fame some day than facing charges on regular basis.