Grand Prix 2010 Australian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Muddytalker

Points Scorer
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

2 things I just remembered -

Michael was behind Fernando after his first stop under the safety car, rather than the stop to change to dry tyres.

Didn't Webber take a chunk out of Lewis earlier in the race too, into turn 3? Somehow, I don't think MW will be getting a card with a Stevenage/Switzerland postmark this Christmas.
 

snowy

Champion Elect
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

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Bernie said:
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Brogan

Leg end
Staff member
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Muddytalker said:
Didn't Webber take a chunk out of Lewis earlier in the race too, into turn 3? Somehow, I don't think MW will be getting a card with a Stevenage/Switzerland postmark this Christmas.
Yep.
Mark had 2 attempts to take Lewis out.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Any news of an enquiry into what happened between Webber & Hamilton? If Lewis had nurffed Mark in the same way the stewards would havebeen all over him like a rash. I woudl think a grid penalty would be a reasonable punishment. although that might put him next to Hammy on the grid LOL
 

genji

Banned
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

FB said:
Any news of an enquiry into what happened between Webber & Hamilton? If Lewis had nurffed Mark in the same way the stewards would havebeen all over him like a rash. I woudl think a grid penalty would be a reasonable punishment. although that might put him next to Hammy on the grid LOL
They mentioned it to Whitmarsh in the F1 Forum, but Webber had apologised and accepted responsibility. It was Webber's fault, but as the replays showed he couldn't have expected Hamilton to back out of the overtake and brake so quickly. It was just a racing incident.
 

Boyle

Race Winner
Contributor
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Excellent race! Glad I got up for it.

What the heck was Webber thinking?! He totally ballsed up my Fantasy F1 score! My cars were running line a stern behind Buttons and Kubi before that incident. Me thinks someone had been drinking too much Red Bull before the race...
 

Muddytalker

Points Scorer
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

FB said:
Any news of an enquiry into what happened between Webber & Hamilton? If Lewis had nurffed Mark in the same way the stewards would havebeen all over him like a rash. I woudl think a grid penalty would be a reasonable punishment. although that might put him next to Hammy on the grid LOL
I know what you're saying, but I really hope they don't. If we want overtaking to happen, we have to encourage it, and dishing out penalties for what could be argued as a racing incident* will stop that.

Maybe a 1 race probation?

*I'm not saying it wasn't Webber's fault, but these guys are racing, and the harder you race the more mistakes will happen. With a new era and regime at the FIA, it's time for a clean slate, and an open approach to incidents.
 

Boyle

Race Winner
Contributor
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Guys, do you really think an Aussie on home turf is going to get punished for whacking an Englishman off the road? LOL
 

Muddytalker

Points Scorer
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Yeah, to me that's fine, although it doesn't say what the terms of the reprimand are - I.e. what happens if he causes another incident, and when? But a slap on the wrists will do for now.
 

genji

Banned
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Muddytalker said:
Yeah, to me that's fine, although it doesn't say what the terms of the reprimand are - I.e. what happens if he causes another incident, and when? But a slap on the wrists will do for now.
Isn't "reprimand" the end of the matter?
 

Muddytalker

Points Scorer
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Maybe, but what happens if he gets a reprimand every race? The reprimand wouldn't be working as a deterrent. Anyway, that's a side issue, let's enjoy this race for now :)
 

Brogan

Leg end
Staff member
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Muddytalker said:
Anyway, that's a side issue, let's enjoy this race for now :)
Agreed.
It was almost a classic, just a shame we were denied quite possibly some last lap action with Webber, Hamilton and Alonso.

All results updated: F1 2010 Standings & Results
 

Muddytalker

Points Scorer
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

I should think GM is having kittens trying to work out all the overtakes...

For the first time in a while I can watch Indycar tonight and be asking them:- Match that!
 

genji

Banned
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Poor GM. He also has the FL results to compile.

There were few interesting Ferrari moments today - Smedley explaining to Massa how to drive his race, Alonso being told Hamilton was 3.5 seconds behind and saying, "I don't want to know," and after the race, when asked whether they'd consider instructing Massa to move over, Chris Dyer replying, "no we don't do that any more."

One of the best moments (I thought): Karun Chandhok finishing the race after the start to the season he had in Bahrain.
 

Brogan

Leg end
Staff member
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

F1 2010 Head To Head updated.

Still too early to see who has the upper hand with only Rubens and Robert 6-0 over their respective teammates.
 

McZiderRed

Champion Elect
Supporter
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

A fantastic race! One of the moves of the day must be di Grassi coming back and retaking the place from Schumacher. :cheer:
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

I hope the punishment Webber has been given is a reflection of a more mature attitude by the stewards & the FIA. As I mentioned before, I think if Hamilton had been the perpetrator (in previous seasons at least) they would have been attempts to have him hung, drawn and quartered.

It was a mistake by Webber but, in the context of the race and given how close the cars were, not one which was unexpected. Viva the FIA under it's new managment, anyone know which driver was advising the stewards this weekend? I believe it was Prost in Bahrain?
 

Boyle

Race Winner
Contributor
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

FB said:
Viva the FIA under it's new managment, anyone know which driver was advising the stewards this weekend? I believe it was Prost in Bahrain?
Tom Kristensen. I'm sure someone else mentioned it on the site earlier :)
 

Brogan

Leg end
Staff member
Re: 2010 Australian GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

It was Tom Kristensen.

Jinx! I win :p :D
 
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