Horner is going to lose his sh*t, and probaby say something stupid. Marko will fook smash Toto's door and Jos will probably try to run someone over with his car. Lauda will come down from the heavens and tell everyone to "**** off.|"on that decision they should give Lewis a six spot grid penalty.
More measured response from Toto........
If F1 does not fulfill it's commitment to provide a certain amount of races, they will void their TV contract, so they kind of had their hands tied and had to do something. This is why Indycar raced twice at the Indycar RR, and why IMSA raced twice at Daytona, Sebring and Atlanta. All of these sanction bodies have to watch out for these things.I still stand by what I said after the Belgian GP. After that farce, the championship got extremely diluted. I can’t get pass the fact you awarded points and a win for not racing at all. Massive advantage given to one driver and not the other.
Justified. Clearly moved to the right while Vettel was next to him.I am curious what your thoughts on the Ocon penalty are?
If F1 does not fulfill it's commitment to provide a certain amount of races, they will void their TV contract, so they kind of had their hands tied and had to do something. This is why Indycar raced twice at the Indycar RR, and why IMSA raced twice at Daytona, Sebring and Atlanta. All of these sanction bodies have to watch out for these things.
However you're right they made a mess of it and took the easy way out. They could have scrubbed Spa, and inserted a race somewhere else, or maybe even gone back to Belgium, say as early as next week. Anything would have ben better than what they did.
I don't know how many races they need to have to keep the TV contract valid, but it's hard to believe one single race would constitute a breach.
Also, they would have to give up their sanction fee if they did not have a GP, so they had that to think about.
I'm not saying the FIA didn't do all the wrong thigs, but they did have their reasons.
As during the British GP, I disagree with the penalty. I wouldn't put blame on any driver for this incident, Lewis closed the door for Max but Max pulled a very optimistic move.
Justified. Clearly moved to the right while Vettel was next to him.
Don't worry. No one else has either.I haven't figured out the rules of the road in F1.
I haven't figured out the rules of the road in F1. I've read the lead car can take any line and a car attempting an overtake should back off or get run off the track.
I think an overtaking car deserves racing room when getting along side.
It can be done because people have passed in that chicane, but both drivers have to be willing to give the other guy a little room, even if it's a margin against mistakes. Hamilton left max next to nothing, which Is why I slightly blame him. Bottom line is in a situation like this, it doesn't matter who is right or wrong. You're both out of the race when you could have played fair and scored points.But chicanes are different from most corners due to the quick turns, they tend to become single lane by the end of the chicane.
if these dumbasses keep driving like this, someone is going to get hurt.
On this day, in this incident, I agree with @shark77. But in a broader, big picture way, the reason Max and Lewis (and others) drive so over-aggressive to pass in a tight, one-lane chicane is simply that they have no other alternatives. There is waaay too much downforce, and too much tire as well.I see it as predominantly Verstappen's fault. There aren't 2 lines through T1 & T2. The car behind has to yield to the car ahead at the entry of T1 or you're going to have a collision.
He is giving Max to much credit. It's the heat of the moment and you can't choreograph a planned Kenseth type of hit in this context.Wow. I thought this was settled, but Toto comes out of the gate slinging smack.....
I'm sure Horner won't et this go.
Well, Kimi is a pretty clean driver wheel-to-wheel. Kimi was always respectful, I feel as if with Max, Lewis has to be a bit more assertive.Hamilton passed Raikkonen side-by-side through the chicane for the win in 2018. Similarly tight, but they made it work. That’s probably more doable when both drivers aren’t actively trying to kill each other though.
This year, sure, but Max has clashed with virtually everyone up and down the field. He even got into it with Kimi for crying out loud. He was clashing with midfielders when he was with Torro Rosso, and when he got into the Red Bull, he took out guys further up the grid.In result of what has happened ever since Imola IMHO.
I think it's more a case of poor losers mouthing off. There has been smack all year. I'm was getting sick of Formula One being motorized professional wrestling, but I don't give a damm any more. I'm going to stop taking it seriously and just enjoy the side show.Really who says something like poor Hamilton injured after what happened? Marko needs to be in a home.