Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Feb 6, 2012.
This shows that Hamilton had no hope of points on Sunday:
Hamilton/Rosberg: I think it was a racing incident. When you have a chicane like corner and someone tries to pass on the outside of the first, it's safer for the car ahead not to clip the apex on the 2nd corner just in case the other car is there. It was combination of Rosberg making a point that he wont back down, and Hamilton not giving any extra space.
(edit: I just had a chance to look back at the replay and it looks like Rosberg just missed judged the timing of when to slot back behind Hamilton)
Hamilton whining about engine: Looking back at the result, Hamilton was right to want to pit. He would have saved more engine for the rest of season (less chance of another retirement in the future due to engine). On the other hand, the team was probably waiting until moment a safety car would have made it possible to score points.
Magnussen: feel sorry for him. No reason for the penalty. Why should you let Alonso stay on the outside so he can pass on the next corner inside?
Sure, he wasn't going to score points without a safety car, we're in agreement there. Had he parked it on L17 and then had a SC on L20, would we be talking about this? We'd be talking about how he salvaged a couple of points.
I don't think the tap was intentional, but staying in the corner too long was. That's the point, the incident happened because Rosberg chose not to back off earlier. He knew he had the corner lost, but wanted to make a point. Well, he made a point, but it was a badly considered one.
Merc is going to win the Constructors no matter what. It's his Drivers challenge at stake. Let him make the call.
He stood up to Hamilton but that rash decision will have consequences..
According to one of the stewards (former Le Mans winner) there is a regulation that a driver must leave a car widths room for the 2nd driver. Apparently Magnussen didn't
Yes, it hinges on whether the car behind is "substantially alongside" the car in front. The drivers call for overly specific guidance on what is allowed, and this is the result. Certainly if Magnussen had been over the line, Alonso wouldn't have been at all shy about it.
I think I commented too early (right after I saw the race and not the post-race stuff). I thought Magnussen's penalty was for squeezing Alonso on the outside of Bruxelles (when Alonso raised his hand), but didn't realize it was actually for when he squeezed Alonso on the straight. I agree the squeeze on the straight was a bit dangerous.
So Nico has been "forced" to apologize? According to the CNN broadcast I happened to overhead
It would appear so.
Any rumors on what the team penalty was?
They took his PlayStation away from him..
"We would love to continue with Lewis and we want to continue with Nico."
The wording of that is very interesting.
Love to continue and Want to continue..
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