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Author Topic: Miserable FIA  (Read 3769 times)

vintly

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Re: Miserable FIA
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2013, 10:43:38 AM »
Fairplay, got me there John - Lewis voiced his opinion.

Storm in a teacup.

Offline Scott

Re: Miserable FIA
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2013, 10:51:03 AM »
After thinking about it, I wonder if the real problem wasn't the donuts, but the fact that he actually intentionally turned off his car out of Parc Ferme.  That would mean that the car did not make it back to Parc Ferme on its own, and would have to be picked up by a flatbed, or somehow restarted by the team (certainly a no-no).  If he had just done the donuts and then drove to Parc Ferme, I wonder if there would have been a problem?
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Offline John S

Re: Miserable FIA
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2013, 03:04:18 PM »
After thinking about it, I wonder if the real problem wasn't the donuts, but the fact that he actually intentionally turned off his car out of Parc Ferme.  That would mean that the car did not make it back to Parc Ferme on its own, and would have to be picked up by a flatbed, or somehow restarted by the team (certainly a no-no).  If he had just done the donuts and then drove to Parc Ferme, I wonder if there would have been a problem?

I'm sure the FIA want's us to believe that has something to do with it but it's still bloody lame from the stewards, they have to recover cars that are stopped just over the finish line by competitors low on fuel not wanting to use more on the return to the pits. - What's the real difference?  :crazy:

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Offline Scott

Re: Miserable FIA
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2013, 03:23:06 PM »
Well, he did the donuts and then drove to Parc Ferme today...lets see what happens this time  ;)
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Offline Irisado

Re: Miserable FIA
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2013, 03:51:24 PM »
I can find THOUSANDS of pictures of two F1 cars beside each other on track.  They don't automatically represent superlative driving.

They do if you were there at the time, have seen the race on television, seen it as a repeat, or read the report, and have the picture to go with it.  It's all about context.  In context, Vettel's doughnuts were no more iconic than the sort of pictures I was referring to.

There are no other drivers who have won four WDCs in a row. If there ever is again, I hope they put on one hell of an on-track show after the race!

Schumacher won five in a row ;).  I think that what you mean is that there are no other drivers who have won four in a row starting with their first.

Regarding the debate about enforcing the rules, the stewards had no choice.  The rules have to be respected, and so they had to issue a reprimand and a fine.  If the drivers, the teams, and the fans don't like it, then they need to petition the FIA to change the rules.  The stewards are not at fault here.
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Miserable FIA
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2013, 04:09:43 PM »
Ooops, I meant to say that no other driver won their first four WDCs in a row.  :-[
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