Ryar wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:26 am
El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:17 am
Ryar wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:02 am
British GP stewards ruled that Hamilton was responsible for the incident, but the punishment was extremely lenient. Besides, he ruined Max's race and improved his own championship chances and has induced millions in car damages. It makes a good enough reason for taking the fight out of track for Red Bull.
On the contrary, I think it's silly, extremely OTT, and opens a very dangerous can of worms for the future of the sport.
Masi mentioned that the penalty system doesn't take into account the impact of the incident, which is such a critical aspect in racing. If the governing body doesn't recognize this and if it need to forced by teams to incorporate it, it's actually a good thing for the sport. The governing system need to improve and FIA doesn't recognize it themselves. The penalties have been farsicical at best and they are afraid of charging penalties to the top teams. Race stewards have been erratic and inconsistent and to that effect, an external force being applied should move the sport in the right direction.
Yes- as it shouldn't. An extremely small touch can create a big incident and a very big touch can create next to no incident. You have to look at ONLY the contact, which on this occasion was nothing out of the ordinary at all. It was just unfortunate that it led to a spectacular incident. In another race a similar touch will lead to nothing.
Funny how this has not been a problem at all until yesterday.
An external force will not lead the sport into the right direction. It'll lead to untold litigation with teams forever claiming someone else owes them the money for a new wishbone or front wing. All the teams agreed to the terms of the salary cap. It's extremely petulant to then turn round and demand changes just as soon as it affects you. I didn't see Marko expressing any concern over Mercedes' repair bill after the Imola accident, or anyone else's repair bill for that matter.
Bottom line is that the teams know full well what to expect when they go racing and accept the risks of motorsport. Accidents happen, cars can get written off and need replacing, drivers can unfortunately get hurt sometimes. All the drivers have big accidents from time to time. Some their own fault, some someone else's fault, some no-one's fault. There have been plenty of far bigger and far more clumsy accidents than this which have garnered nowhere near the level of hysteria.
If you start billing/suing teams for damage to cars and banning drivers or demanding giving them ridiculous penalties when they touch, then no one is going to try and overtake anyone for fear of consequences and there's no more racing. They might as well just do it all against each other on simulators.