The only driver outside of track limits in Copse was Max and he wasn't in control. Unlike his T1 incident where he deliberately ran wide and swept back on track.Fnatic1 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:22 pmInteresting that a driver now is allowed to run wide (outside track limits) and in Bahrain not.cheeRS wrote: ↑Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:20 pmJust_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:07 pm
The one car's width rule applies when a driver changes line to defend against an attack. Not in every random situation on track.
An alternative view as to why Hamilton was slowing down is that Max turned in to him and Hamilton was trying to avoid a ham-fisted defence. Or is that too controversial?
As a Ham fan, I cannot say I am unbiased, but IMO that explanation seems most accurate to me. Max turned in to fast/sharp for Lewis to really go anywhere as Lewis was backing off slightly.
Look at it this way: a driver can always go wider on a corner provided there is enough track and/or runoff, Of which there is ample amount at Copse. If roles and WDC points were reversed, I totally see Lewis running wide to the runoff with Max taking the inside. Exactly what he did in Hungary 2019 or 2020 for example.
When Max looked in his mirror and saw that Lewis was still there at Copse, he corrected left. He should have gone a bit more left instead of turning sharply right again. I say ‘should have’ with the assumption that Max actually wants to still win the WDC this year
VER left the required amount of space according to the rulebook.
This does not take away VER could have avoided this incident if he decided to back out before Copse.
Please show the images that show Hamilton outside of track limits. That is, where he would have had his time deleted. Clue he would have had to have gone beyond the black and white kern on the exit which he didn't so. So he's entirely legal in that regard.