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Old May 13 2012, 07:08 PM   #61
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Happy for Williams to win, well done to Maldonando. Lewis drove a grerat race to finish 8th. And more importantly ahead of his team mate who started ahead of him on the grid. Lewis clearly showed he could manage his tyres whilst still overtaking.

though I still think they aren't being consistant in applying the regulations. We have seen several cars stop on the start finish straight this year after the chequered flag for fuel reasons. So as they weren't apply to make it back to parc ferme under their own power. They should have been excluded from the race. If rules are broken it is right the team/driver should be penalised, they just need to make sure that they are seen to be consistant in this.

Anyone expecting Schmacher to get a penalty after causing an avoidable accident?
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Old May 13 2012, 07:28 PM   #62
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It doesn't apply to the race, only Q3, so it's the rules themselves that are inconsistent, not the application of them.

Also, I'm pretty sure I read earlier that Schumacher got a five place grid drop for Monaco due to his tangle with Senna.
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Old May 13 2012, 07:37 PM   #63
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I don't really see the problem with Hamilton getting punished versus people not getting punished after races.

There can always be outside factors (or miscalculations) leading to a fuel shortage in a 300+ km race, but not having enough fuel for 3 rounds is either extremely stupid or risking too much to get the pole.
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Old May 13 2012, 07:38 PM   #64
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Yep a 5 place grid drop

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/18053192

Which is what I expected, couldn't have happened at a worse track though for Schmacher.

Well then I think the rules should be changed to something along the lines

Unless the car suffers from a mechanical/electrical breakdown on the in lap, it must return to parc ferme under it's own power and provide a 1ltr fuel sample.
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Old May 13 2012, 07:41 PM   #65
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I don't really see the problem with Hamilton getting punished versus people not getting punished after races.

There can always be outside factors (or miscalculations) leading to a fuel shortage in a 300+ km race, but not having enough fuel for 3 rounds is either extremely stupid or risking too much to get the pole.
A few kilos light on fuel would add upto far more time over a 200+ mile race, than a few kilos light over a single lap.
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Old May 14 2012, 10:54 PM   #66
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Gotta feel bad, not only for the poor guy who has been burned in the Williams fire, but also for Maldonado for having his first F1 victory overshadowed by an accident in the garage.

Lets hope the guy is not injured too badly, and that Williams can get past this and remain competitive this season.
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Old May 14 2012, 11:42 PM   #67
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anyone else getting an early 80's kinda vibe about this year due to randomness?
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Old May 15 2012, 12:23 AM   #68
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At least no one was killed in the fire, though I think the FIA has to look at a few things

1.>Why did the Fire equipment take so long to arrive. Given that in theroy a car could catch fire fire equipment would arrive quicker than they did. What was it 15 minutes?

2.>Why don't the garages have a sprinkler system.

Positives to take however is that the teams managed to get the fire under control using their equipment. McLaren have offered Williams any support they need to get ready for the Monaco GP. Surely these kind of actions show a certain level of comraderie amongest the teams.

But getting back to the race, even with evrything seemingly going wrong fore Lewis, he is still third and only 8 points behind the leaders. Despite not winning a race. But then again he has constantly scored (thus far).
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Old May 15 2012, 11:11 AM   #69
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They wouldn't be able to use water sprinklers, as a false alarm would cause millions of pounds worth of damage, and gas systems wouldn't be very effective in an open garage (evacuating and sealing the garages on a timer could be risky). They just need to have a greater fire fighter presence on site really.
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Old May 15 2012, 01:31 PM   #70
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Better some equipment gets ruined than someone loses their life. Besides only the sprinkler system in the garage affected by fire would activated. If the fire spread to another garage that sprinkler system would activate.
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Old May 15 2012, 04:13 PM   #71
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The fuel sampling reulation from the 2012 Technical regulations

6.6.2 Competitors must ensure that a one litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the Event.

Except in cases of force majeure (accepted as such by the stewards of the meeting), if a sample of fuel is required after a practice session the car concerned must have first been driven back to the pits under its own power.

So if a car has to get back to the pits under it's own power to provide a fuel sample in practice and qualifing. The same should hold true of the race itself.

I don't think anyone has said McLaren shouldn't have been punished. But perhaps a fairer punishment would have been to exclude the Q3 times.
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Old May 17 2012, 02:21 AM   #72
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What a surprise win,didnt think maldonado could stay in the 5,it good to see a williams back on the top step on the podium.
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Old May 17 2012, 05:04 AM   #73
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Williams will be one of those teams that people don't mind winning. As in if my favourite team can't win, I don't mind them winning as opposed to one of Ferrari/McLaren/Red Bull etc..
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Old May 26 2012, 03:09 PM   #74
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What a surprise,schumacher on pole at monaco,but got a 5 grid penalty from tghe last race.he be starting sixth instead of on pole.
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Old May 28 2012, 10:38 AM   #75
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Well, that was one boring, boring, boring race. Yawn. Next stop - Canada! I love the Montreal circuit. Thrills and spills aplenty!
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