Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, May 29, 2019.
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I gather we have defaulted to the stricter interpretation of the racing rules, which I gather is:
1. If you exit the track while ahead of a pursuing car, you must give up the position.
2. When you re-enter the track, you must say off the line.
3. You must always leave a car width of space for a car running next to you.
We shall see how this is interpreted in future races.
Ruslan, this is turning into revolving door argument. Our mutual friend Publius eloquently explained that under certain conditions a driver returning onto track has very little, if any control over his car. How then you can demand where he should go? (Your No. 2.)
My wish regarding FiA - stay out of it, please. Last thing what we need is domineering, arrogant, consistently inconsistent
knowing all group of people managing races. I do not find it particularly appealing.
what if like vettel them 3 werent physically possible. I still believe that like handball rule in football. it should only be deliberate like Schumacher v Hill & Villeneuve that needs a penalty. the rule needs changing
I found it ironic that this morning, on the Verstappen incident, Lewis Hamilton was interviewed by F1 inhouse team. he said sometimes these things happen it wasn't deliberate or anyone fault. just is what it is its funny how he takes that view now & not 2 weeks ago
I will try make this the last point & personally put this to bed
Well, it is not going to go to bed, because every other race there will be a similar incident, and the argument over the rules (or their current interpretation) and what happens on track will be re-visited. It appears that F1 (or FIA) has a set of rules that are stricter than what a lot of people would want.
Well, the stewards ruled that he had control.
Unfortunately that is true, however it doesn't follow, they proved beyond reasonable doubt that he had control. In fact, they didn't have to prove anything beyond expressing their opinion and without being accountable to anyone for the decision rendered.
The standard "beyond reasonable doubt" applies to criminal cases in the U.S. (but not civil cases). I do not think it applies to adjudicating a sporting series.
And.....they are held accountable. The decision can be appealed and overturned, although I note that Ferrari did not (were afraid to) appeal the decision. Furthermore, stewards have been fined in the past (Jacky Ickx was for a weather call he made at Monaco), and of course, they can not be chosen for any further stewarding duties if they are not happy with their work. So...it does appear that they are held to some level of accountability.
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