Wynters wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:53 pm
El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:59 pm
Schuttelberg wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:48 pm
I don't get how Albon didn't get a penalty. The Bottas one is an absolute slam dunk as far as I am concerned. Weird.
The Albon one is completely inexplicable. The only defence seemed to be ‘oops but we didn’t do it on purpose’ despite the act being clearly against the rules, and somehow it stuck?
The Bottas one was a slam dunk- just like the Vettel one last season. At least if nothing else they were consistent in letting both drivers get away with it...
I'm genuinely unsure what role the Stewards are meant to play. What are they for?
"The Stewards heard from the team representative, regarding a report from the FIA
Technical Delegate. The Stewards reviewed video evidence and came to the
conclusion that the competitor did not attempt to alter the grip of the track surface."
As long as you don't 'attempt' to cheat, then the outcome is fine. It's a ruling that now clears the way for the need to prove intent. Good luck with that, FIA.
Between that and Stroll...
"The driver of Car 18 made an attempt to overtake Car 3 on the inside on the approach
to turn 3, causing both cars to leave the track shortly after the apex of turn 3. After
reviewing the video evidence available, the Stewards determine that the incident is
considered a race incident."
...where they state that he caused both cars to leave the track but that it's totally fine.
Extraordinary, really! So presumably every wet race now the mechanics from every team could just ‘accidentally’ leave a bunch of blowers on the track around the front of the car which just happen to be on. That’s what I’d do, and just claim it was an accident and they’d HAVE to accept that now they set a precedent.
And now it’s ok to run another car off the road, until it happens next race and all of a sudden it isn’t.
They must be able to see how silly they make themselves look with some of these decisions. It’s comparable in its insanity only to VAR in football as the reviewing system that still manages to get so much wrong or to be wildly inconsistent with applying or not applying the rules.