Originally Posted by sugarbutch
idfnl, do you race cars? If so, is this your approach on-track? I can't think of any sanctioning body which would be okay with The Rosberg™, not even NASCAR.
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. Even in Formula E guys pinch each other off.
I know DTM is not a perfect comparison, but you also have to acknowledge that things have gotten too strict in F1.
Originally Posted by Dragon
which Senna instances are you referring to? If you're talking about Suzuka first corner, start incident with Prost, I bet under today's rules and today's ability to see all the data easily, the stewards would have penalized Senna. I think they would have penalized Prost for the Suzuka chicane incident too.
That quote came from an interview with J Stewart after the Japanese GP turn 1 incident. But I am talking about Senna's passing style in general. Piquet was also hard nosed in this way.
Prost would be a perfect F1 driver in 2016 since he was a car manager and never took a risk, exactly what it seems like F1 wants.