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Not at all, in fact I complimented the pass and just recently mentioned that perhaps he got his social life under a bit more control and was more focused on his work. It just happens that he's the center of attention. The focus of my complaint are rules being applied arbitrarily for similar situations, not that Lewis gets away with penalties that Nico doesn't.
Hamilton has... Hockenheim 2014. Same corner.... no penalty. The rule isn't followed, it's arbitrarily tossed around. To me, that's a great piece of passing, but letter of the law, it's a penalty.No time to dig up video, but I recall one pass in particular in the era Senna had the slow McLaren that he really hung a guy out to get by. Might have been Portugal.
Carts, but not at a serious level, and no longer.5 or 6 passes happens in any given DTM race that would trigger a penalty in a GP, including said Rosberg - I see it regularly. It's not the difference between closed and open wheel, it's that hard nosed racing is still valued in DTM. Generally, you only see a DTM penalty is when a guy is physically pushed off the track by another car. Nascar is irrelevant because ovals don't have the kind of corners where it would happen....
Acknowledged. I'll stick with my view that if you have a line into a corner where you feel you can get ahead of the other driver then you take it, otherwise like Senna said "you are no longer a racing driver", and the same goes for governance, these penalties mean you are no longer a racing sport.
Senna's passing style was to make the other driver decide whether to give in or crash him. Yet again regarding COTA, nobody has yet described why Hamilton running Nico off was not the same exact behavior that we saw in Hockenheim.Watch here again... Hamilton nowhere near the apex, and you have Nico given no racing room and having to correct to avoid a collision.In all these pass scenarios that trigger controversy, there is a 3rd choice which is to give up the corner. ...
So if there is no material difference, why did they eliminate the rule? That's nonsensical.Radio transmissions suck, it was obvious to see in Hockenheim. "Hammer time, Lewis" was just groan inducing, all I hear was "you can finally drive the car 3 seconds away from your quali time for a few laps". F1 used to be about the limit, now its all about managing the gap, managing the strategy, managing tires, managing fuel... you'd think the driver's were MBA's.Look at Hamilton...
In WRC they eliminated providing split times/pace info of other cars so that drivers were always pushing. They saw guys were slagging off the stages if they weren't being caught. Much better show. Hamilton did the exact same thing to Nico at COTA and was not penalized. These rules are just arbitrary. So you pinch a guy off at the corner you've got? Senna would have been penalized for half his passes. F1 robot driver must driving racing line only F1 robot must lose...
There would be more variance in controlling the pace, with this radio bullshit they are just given target lap times nowhere close to the limit of the car and they get to robot around at that pace.It's an idiotic style of racing more akin to cycling than real F1.
Hope you guys like the return of the radio. Nice seeing everyone driving around managing gaps and being coached on what lap times they need. I think everyone forgets why the radio ban was put in place to begin with. Happy now? Lovely return to robot racing. From Brundle neigh a hint of "great having that radio back", so I guess careful what you ask for Martin.
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