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robmlufc

3,988 posts

72 months

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Sway said:
If they are slower, they are slower... Otherwise what do you expect them to do, weave all over the place? wink

I was always under the impression the fastest car and driver should win.

Not the one with the biggest mirrors.
Over taking is still part of racing though or should be at least, otherwise its just time attack or whatever it wants to be called.

I expect them to make their one blocking move nothing more, pretty much as Rosberg did wink

Get Karter

1,715 posts

87 months

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Bedazzled said:


That looks like an overlap to me. Personally I think the stewards made the right decision, but for the wrong reasons. Rosberg defended hard, Lewis was squeezed so entitled to keep his foot in, no problem, let them get on with racing.
Yes, that picture shows it well. And Rosberg continued moving to his right until his car was half over the edge of the track.

I think it was a little pathetic of Rosberg to then come on the radio and point out to all those listening that Lewis had performed an illegal overtake.

Maybe his one race win has gone to his head?

Sway

3,633 posts

80 months

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robmlufc said:
Over taking is still part of racing though or should be at least, otherwise its just time attack or whatever it wants to be called.

I expect them to make their one blocking move nothing more, pretty much as Rosberg did wink
But that one move is an artificial constraint for safety purposes, and I assume to prevent qually flyers with hgv mirrors.

I don't see why overtaking is prevented by having a simple rule of 'maintain your line', with the driver aiming to overtake outbraking/outdragging/using increased downforce to go past round the outside.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

141 months

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The overlap was when lewis had already decided to take to the dirt. Still, I'm sure you all can out data the stewards with their multiple camera angles, GPS, teleletry, and so on, and so forth.

Bedazzled

7,958 posts

107 months

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Reminded me of Monza 2011, Alonso pushes Seb onto the grass, Seb keeps his foot in and overtakes, no penalty. He keeps two wheels on the track, but Rosberg didn't give Lewis that option even though there was an overlap by the time they reached the edge of the track. Alonso also gave Webber space at Spa for that overtake, so I can see the point he was making in the radio chatter.


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KaraK

11,642 posts

95 months

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Whilst I think the stewards made the right decision not to penalise Rosberg - the incident with Lewis in particular seemed to be a bit of a victory for common-sense stewarding but I don't think that justifies his post race comments. Personally I think it should have been quietly made clear to him that was sailing a little close to the wind with those maneuvers and a little more caution in future would be advisable.

The Stiglet

1,714 posts

80 months

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I didn't think Britney had it in him and it certainly made me go, "Woah!".

But rules are rules.

No penalty.

Use Psychology

11,327 posts

78 months

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he did it cause Lewis said he was 'proud' of rosberg in china.

The Stiglet

1,714 posts

80 months

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Use Psychology said:
he did it cause Lewis said he was 'proud' of rosberg in china.
Good point. I would have wanted to deck him too.
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