sosic2121 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:58 pm
NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:35 pm
Not sure Max will learn, certainly not as fast as Charles. Max has been doing this kind of thing since he entered in to F1. Ask Kimi about Max, he would tell you. And Kimi is as safe and laid back as they come.
Even before f1 he was making dirty moves.
I just can't understand why stewards keep letting him.
For example, Kimi passed Max(with entire car) before Les Combes and braked normally.
Max divebombed Kimi, and both went off track.
Kimi returned to the track before Max and stewards forced Kimi to give back the place! I can't understand that.
Logic may have been: cars alongside during passing will each be establishing their own driving line. Both will be choose a line, one will be faster, and those lines may intersect. Both are commiting to the their line so both have intent in terms of the collision. Both also have the option to deviate in order to avoid contact. So long as the line chosen fits within track limits, and ignoring how impacts can cause deviations from lines, fair game. Which may have been Max's logic in Austria--distribute the responsibility for collisions while minimizing the physical effects of collisions for one's self.
In the video you provided, both drivers could have fit their lines within the track limits. Only the collision caused them to deviate. Both are to blame, so a double penalty would be redundant. Since no blame was assigned, Kimi had to yield because he gained an advantage when off track. Had he rejoined alongside perhaps no penalty and the battle would have continued. Had Verstappen gained off track perhaps he would have been similarly told to yield. Had they both re-entered the track alongside, perhaps no penalty.