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I didn't know until I read the news today that Rosberg actually was penalised by the stewards for the crash. It's just the penalty didn't make any difference though, because they added 10sec. to Rosberg's race time which kept him in front of 5th place Ricciardo anyway...so Rosberg remains in 4th.
I think Nico's move would have been just fine (and actually good racing) if he used a very "wide" line (turning in later than usual) and squeezing Lewis out on the exit (if Lewis decided to try to hang on the outside...which he might not have and instead try to cross lines). Just because you are on the inside, it does not entitle you to drive straight...it just entitles you to take whatever "racing line" you want. The racing line can be wide like the one Lewis took in...
No, it's totally different. In Austin the track was wet and it is within the norm for drivers to take a wide line without clipping the apex. Even it was dry, you don't have to take the perfect racing line, and are within your rights to make the racing line as wide as possible. There is no reason for the car on the inside to let the outside car on the racing line, so that is why Nico got squeezed out on the outside. The difference in Austria is that Nico was not on the...
I think Hamilton's moves (like in Austin) are a bit different from Rosberg's. Hamilton's moves are on the racing line with Rosberg on the outside...there is no reason Hamilton needs to give Rosberg the racing line and actually Hamilton is right in trying to make the racing line as wide as possible driving Rosberg off the outside. On the other hand, Rosberg is no no where near the racing line and is just driving straight with no attempt to turn into the corner...it is...
I know what you mean, because they thought it could be dangerous following a car into the pits, or even worse a car leaving the pits crossing the pit line into other cars at full speed on the straight...but it was the first race and everything was speculation...judging from the video, I think Raikkonen was driving normally (just following the slip stream) and the reason for a driver stewart is to judge these situations more fairly:
Maybe both. Pre-retirement around his last season (if I remember correctly) he started to be out-outqualified by Massa quite frequently, then when he came back against Rosberg I don't think it was all Rosberg being quick, rather Schumacher not showing full motivation since the car was nothing like he expected. In both cases I think Schumacher was losing that little extra because of lack of full concentration/motivation.
I agree with the Alonso remarks. I think we saw the same thing with M. Shumacher too. Without full motivation, they are unable to get out the extra .200~.300 sec. that they used to be able to when they were at full concentration. Rosberg is not necessarily "winning" the championship, he is just remaining solid while Hamilton is having a ton of problems. In almost every session where Hamilton did not have problems, Hamilton has been faster than Nico. Having said that, I do...
you guys could try to download torrents too. They are usually Sky coverage. I don't think the 1st corner incident required an investigation, because Hamilton was just following the racing line and it was Rosberg that had the responsibility to back out. Also when their wheels touched, there was more than a car's width remaining on the outside, so it was not like Hamilton pushed Rosberg all the way out to the outside leaving zero space. Finally, the incident didn't end up...
Good points all across and I am not disagreeing with you, but I am just saying it may it not be so simple and the teams may not be as innocent as we think they are (Bernie = bad guy and Teams = innocent seems too easy). I think we can all agree that the Ferrari special payment of $70m is totally unfair. The "others" column is questionable as well as the "CCB" which probably needs to be looked at further. If those columns are sorted out, the current system of distribution...
Why? What's the difference to Bernie if the total payout distribution is the same whether he gives more to the small teams or not? For example, if there was even distribution, a team like Haas could come in and spend pennies, run in the back and make a big profit for themselves. There is no guarantee that just because teams get more payout that they will strive to become better companies, spend much more on R&D, etc. For all we know, maybe teams like Sauber have been...
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