14th May 12, 10:21 #41
I still don't understand why he had to drop to the back of the grid and not just lose his times from Q3.Blasphemy is a victimless crime
14th May 12, 13:59 #42
what whitemarsh is saying
Whitmarsh admits Hamilton blunder - Yahoo! Eurosport
apparently he probably thought they would lose that final Q3 run, or all Q3 times, but did not expect to be placed at the back of the grid
oh well, another race another mclaren blunder costing Hamiltonyou can't argue with results
14th May 12, 14:06 #43
Also, why wasn't FM accepted when I remember several occassions this year when other drivers have pulled up straight after the race has finished and switched off the engine in an attempt, I suspect, to avoid running out of fuel.
14th May 12, 14:09 #44
14th May 12, 14:16 #45
14th May 12, 14:38 #46
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.
The key phrase is "after a practice session", and for regulatory purposes qualifying is termed a practice session. After the race there's no rule that a car must make it back under its own power. McLaren tried to argue Force Midge-Ure, as I like to call it, but as there was no external influence this was rejected.
Edit: and here's the FIA ruling on Hamilton (or more accurately McLaren)'s breach:
14th May 12, 14:41 #47
14th May 12, 14:42 #48
PS - Has Lewis found his pole yet, or is it still lost?Opinions are like ar5eholes, everyone has one.
14th May 12, 14:43 #49
14th May 12, 14:44 #50
14th May 12, 15:16 #51
OMG, this forum gets cheesier by the second.
Thanks for the Statement Dave. The Midge Ure in this case was taking the p1ss if I wouldn't have even tried to argue it and just said "woops, we cocked up" and take it on the chin.
Still seems a bit harsh to disqualify him from all the qualifying though. Just my tuppence worth.
14th May 12, 15:27 #52
14th May 12, 23:46 #53
At monaco Lewis is going to be Jell.
I wonder what Ferrari might have up their slevese, pure Corinthian leather?
At this point I would turn it over to billy-bob, kind of need his duty along with Donn Capps in you pocket. It is a beatiful thingThose who believe in telekinetics raise my hand.
14th May 12, 23:48 #54
watch this!!Those who believe in telekinetics raise my hand.
15th May 12, 09:37 #55
What year was it when the Renault's chewed up their Michelin's at Monaco, and we actually had some genuine overtakes?
Let us hope that the Pirelli's this year give us a chance for some Kwalitee racing around the Principality.
I seem to remember that DRS was a non-event last year, but in 2009, the teams that ran it, found KERS was really quite useful.
One to relish methinks. I shall certainly be stocking the beer cooler in readiness!Opinions are like ar5eholes, everyone has one.
15th May 12, 17:29 #56"In F1 too many things overshadow the Racing" by Kimi
"Like DRS, soft tyres and "The Show"." by Me