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

Enja

isn't dead.
Valued Member
Re: 2010 Monaco GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

snowy said:
No Ferrari are right, after all they only got rid of the spare car to cut costs and the teams have abjectly failed to reduce expenditure, so why not increase it?

Now that the banks have been bailed out and everyone's forgotten why we gave them billions, they have loads of money to lend but can't find anyone rich and stupid enough to lend it to. F1 is an ideal candidate for ludicrous loans and speculation.
:thumbsup:

They bring all the parts to a race weekend for a '3rd car', but it's not assembled. I don't really see why we can't have a 3rd car, what happens if there's a red flag and half the cars are wiped out? It robs F1 and the fans of a good race.

I'm all for it.
 

Brogan

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Re: 2010 Monaco GP Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

The FIA have admitted that there was a "lack of clarity" concerning the last lap in Monaco.

According to a statement the incident, “Showed a lack of clarity in the application of the rule prohibiting overtaking behind the Safety Car.

“Adjustments to the regulations are necessary to clarify the procedure that cars must meet when the last lap is controlled by the Safety Car whilst also ensuring that the signaling for teams and drivers is made more clear.”


As I said at the time, the fact that they deliberated on it for 4 hours implied that it wasn't a cut and dried case.

So why then did they punish him so severely?

James Allen suggests that they could have done any number of things under article 153 of the Sporting Code such as:
? reprimand (blame);
? fines;
? time penalty;
? exclusion;
? suspension;
? disqualification.

Another poor show by the stewards in my opinion.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2010/05/fia-admits-lack-of-clarity-in-monaco-gp-last-lap/
 

snowy

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

Enja said:
snowy said:
No Ferrari are right, after all they only got rid of the spare car to cut costs and the teams have abjectly failed to reduce expenditure, so why not increase it?

Now that the banks have been bailed out and everyone's forgotten why we gave them billions, they have loads of money to lend but can't find anyone rich and stupid enough to lend it to. F1 is an ideal candidate for ludicrous loans and speculation.
:thumbsup:

They bring all the parts to a race weekend for a '3rd car', but it's not assembled. I don't really see why we can't have a 3rd car, what happens if there's a red flag and half the cars are wiped out? It robs F1 and the fans of a good race.

I'm all for it.
Unfortunately I think it's an appalling idea, I was attempting to be sarcastic in that post.
 

snowy

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

Brogan said:
The FIA have admitted that there was a "lack of clarity" concerning the last lap in Monaco.

Another poor show by the stewards in my opinion.
Damon Hill wasn't particularly happy with the situation he found himself in and actually questions the role of the driver steward. So there's another tangled web the FIA need to sort out:

"It was a fascinating experience but I wonder whether it is right that drivers are put in the position of interpreting the regulations," Hill was quoted as saying by The Times.

"I imagined I would be there as a consultant providing driver insight to the stewards, who would then make the decisions. My expertise is as a driver rather than a lawmaker or interpreter of regulations."
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83714
 
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