beelsebob wrote:Indeed it would, which is why the rule covers banging another car into a wall, as Senna did. IIRC it's phrased as the defending driver must give enough room for the overtaker to remain with 4 wheels on the track.
And both did, both were inside the track limits, Massa did not hit any wall at all.
beelsebob wrote:Squeezing into the wall is not allowed.
Nobody hit a wall and FIA deemed nobody had squeezed anyone. It was a simple race incident.
beelsebob wrote:Yes indeed he was – that's the reasoning the FIA gave for letting him off. But, as I asserted up-thread a little, I don't see why ignorance is an excuse – again, it's a driver's job to know what's around him.
Seems like for once it was a good reasoning imo.
This is Senna we are talking about, one of the most honest straight up guys you will ever find in the paddock.
It´s a driver´s job to find the brakes as well and staying on track, not always they do that either.
Sure it´s the driver´s job to know that but he does not have eyes in his neck so it´s up to Massa to initiate a safe pass.
Senna´s eyes will be focused straight ahead so he can stop his own car.
He never touched the wall, he according to FIA never squeezed him, massa passed, case closed,