Discussion in 'Teams' started by FB, Jul 27, 2011.
I am not sure; when asked, he has avoided answer (sort off), but he hasn't deny it.
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Italian press questions Ferrari's 'political weight'
I have some difficulty to talk about old, new, etc. For me there is only one set - current rules. What is getting to me about this issue, that the stewards are talking about series of activities during post-race investigation, and then they decide. It took them long time, and it still ends up as controversial decision. That's them sitting on their .... having all time to scratch their pretty hairdo. Meanwhile, what about the driver who has to react in split second, and even if they want to stay clean, how they are supposed to drive to do that, and win some races when they are in clutches of stewards? Point is, some rules are ambiguous, some other rules are half-baked, and some rules are redundant.
Take this one - driver is supposed to re-enter track in safe manner. This immediately opens to subjective judgement of people outside of the race. Do you know of any driver who has wish to reenter track and get killed? So, who needs this rubbish?
Rules should be clear and self evident. As an example, if a driver for any reason cuts corner (as Vettel had in Canada), he has to slot behind Hamilton who followed him. Something like that, because you do not have to investigate anything, its there for all to see, Vettel would either let Hamilton through, or he did not. Not much subjective guessing in that. Problem is, there is no such rule and instead half of racing world argues what safe return onto track really is.
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I have made a small edit to one or two posts so that the flow of the topic can be followed without confusion.
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Fans suspect unfair Ferrari treatment - Piero Ferrari
Piero Ferrari said:..
He said that without "simpler" and "transparent" rules that are then applied consistently, "people become disaffected".
Exactly. He would not be talking like this had both recent controversial calls were transparent and above the board. Can we expect changes? I seriously doubt it. F1 has long history of heated discussions, and nothing really ever changes in directions of simplicity. Question then is, how will Ferrari respond on long run?
In short, it ain’t gonna happen. Accept that there are grey areas, subtle (and not so subtle) differences per similar incident, and ever-evolving tracks and conditions that mean consistency is impossible.
Stewards should stick to policing only self evident offenses. Put it differently, do not get involved in situational analyses which do require complex subjective judgements. I am coming back to driver's point of view when he has during a race a fraction of a second more or less just intuitively decide on his move, that's all what he gets, yet after race we have stewards spending half an hour thinking about it whether it is legal or not. It does not make any sense to me. Rules cannot be that fuzzy in their interpretation.
Simplicity would be main thrust in changes I would like to see. As said elsewhere, instructing drivers to drive safely needs to be taken off the board, because it achieves absolutely nothing and it is just good for 100+ pages or arguments what drive safely actually means within racing context.
Now we need to wait what Ferrari will do with their predicament.
The predicament of being given money for just being Ferrari for one.
How dare the sport think it can just award them tens of millions every year!
We can only hope that Ferrari will eventually follow through on their oft repeated threat and **** off from the sport for good.
I don't think he's ever been penalised for moving in the braking zone when defending either.
He knows that he won't suffer at the hands of the stewards because they've never done it before.
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