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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Hammers Dad on Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:05 pm

Sebastian Vettel: FIA could take further action over Lewis Hamilton collision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/40431244
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:08 pm

Hopefully I'll be proved wrong

Sebastian Vettel could yet face further punishment for Lewis Hamilton swipe

It is believed that FIA president Jean Todt is unhappy with Vettel's actions and with how the incident was dealt with by the stewards, who handed the Ferrari driver a ten-second stop and go penalty, which many within the paddock thought was a lenient punishment.
Vettel accused Hamilton, who was in the lead of the race at the time and had assumed the role of the Safety Car, of brake testing him, which resulted in the German running into the back of Hamilton's car, damaging both.
Clearly unhappy with Hamilton's actions, Vettel drove alongside the Briton and turned towards him, with the pair making contact. Neither car suffered any damage in the second incident.
However the FIA cleared Hamilton of any wrongdoing during the restart as the lead car can dictate the pace, and whilst the rules stipulate that a constant speed must be kept, data from Hamilton's car showed he did not brake heavily, nor act any different to his previous restart.
"It emerged that Hamilton did correctly, maintained a consistent speed and behaved in the same manner on that occasion as in all other restarts during the race," a statement from the stewards noted.
Vettel's actions following the initial contact were an act of revenge – the four-time champion admitting so after the race – but he didn't believe the penalty was warranted.

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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Clacton-ammer on Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:07 pm

Got a cracking day lined up for the 16th! Invited by McLaren/Honda, breakfast at 8, lunch in their suite, and I get to do the walk just before the start of the race! Cannot wait :scarfer: might trip up brundle and give the cross hammers while making my piss...
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby 3times on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Hopefully I'll be proved wrong

Sebastian Vettel could yet face further punishment for Lewis Hamilton swipe

It is believed that FIA president Jean Todt is unhappy with Vettel's actions and with how the incident was dealt with by the stewards, who handed the Ferrari driver a ten-second stop and go penalty, which many within the paddock thought was a lenient punishment.
Vettel accused Hamilton, who was in the lead of the race at the time and had assumed the role of the Safety Car, of brake testing him, which resulted in the German running into the back of Hamilton's car, damaging both.
Clearly unhappy with Hamilton's actions, Vettel drove alongside the Briton and turned towards him, with the pair making contact. Neither car suffered any damage in the second incident.
However the FIA cleared Hamilton of any wrongdoing during the restart as the lead car can dictate the pace, and whilst the rules stipulate that a constant speed must be kept, data from Hamilton's car showed he did not brake heavily, nor act any different to his previous restart.
"It emerged that Hamilton did correctly, maintained a consistent speed and behaved in the same manner on that occasion as in all other restarts during the race," a statement from the stewards noted.
Vettel's actions following the initial contact were an act of revenge – the four-time champion admitting so after the race – but he didn't believe the penalty was warranted.

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Absolute joke of a decision not to hand out further punishment. Could be a real problem now if another driver does a similar thing. Have basically said that driving into to someone is acceptable.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby 3times on Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:21 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:Got a cracking day lined up for the 16th! Invited by McLaren/Honda, breakfast at 8, lunch in their suite, and I get to do the walk just before the start of the race! Cannot wait :scarfer: might trip up brundle and give the cross hammers while making my piss...


Mate of mine works for McLaren, does all the Euro GP's. Drives the chassis around. Not a bad number if you like driving (done over £100k last year)
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:17 am

Hamilton facing a 5 place grid penalty for unauthorised gearbox change. FFS you couldn't make this up. Someone at Mercedes wants shooting. So another GP will pass with Vettel extending his lead rather than Lewis reducing it.
Just how many ladders has Hamilton walked under because he is **** outta luck. Vettel on the other hand has all the luck in the world.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:57 am

By "unauthorised" they don't mean it was against the rules, just that the 'box was faulty and had to be replaced before it had been used in six consecutive races. The rules allow for this with the appropriate penalty.

Nothing underhand or sneaky going on, just one of those things,
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:12 pm

Ta JBB, I didn't know whether it was an administrative oversight from Mercedes that they didn't get authority to make the change or what tbh. You've cleared that up. Still hard cheese on Hamilton (yet again).
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:20 pm

Here you go, from the Beeb's Andrew Benson

Hamilton can start at best sixth in Sunday's race after being hit with a five-place grid penalty for an unauthorised gearbox change.

Mercedes discovered a problem with Hamilton's gearbox after the previous race in Azerbaijan and informed governing body the FIA on Tuesday, but the issue became public only on Friday evening at the Red Bull Ring.

Teams have to run a gearbox for six consecutive events but Hamilton's has had to be changed before that period expired.

Even without the penalty, it looks like Mercedes have a serious battle on their hands with Ferrari this weekend, with Vettel impressively fast throughout final practice after struggling on Friday.

Mercedes said Hamilton's problem with be rectified before qualifying, which starts at 13:00 BST.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:31 pm

Verstappen totalled on the 1st lap, he is having some run of bad luck.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby aaronhammer on Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:34 pm

Vettel has a poor start off the line, Bottas has an excellent start off the line. Cue Vettel complaining that Bottas has jump started. I'm starting to remember why I had a big dislike of him.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:36 pm

aaronhammer wrote:Vettel has a poor start off the line, Bottas has an excellent start off the line. Cue Vettel complaining that Bottas has jump started. I'm starting to remember why I had a big dislike of him.

Vettel wasn't the only one pointing that out tbf (I can't believe I defended him!)
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby aaronhammer on Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:46 pm

He was the first though :wink:
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:43 am

aaronhammer wrote:He was the first though :wink:

.....and telling his team to get onto Charlie Whiting.

Complete and utter ****hole.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:35 am

I never liked Vettel at Red Bull but had warmed a little to him since he switched to Ferrari but that's all gone out the window in the space of two races. He has reverted to type, a Berkshire Hunt of the highest order.

Maybe Lady Luck will shine on Lewis in the second half of the season because it sure as **** has deserted him so far this season. Hopefully next weekends British GP will be a catalyst, hope so.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:31 pm

Silverstone activates break clause

As things stand, there'll be no British GP after 2019.

The future of the British Grand Prix has been left uncertain after Silverstone's owner confirmed it has activated a break clause to cease hosting the race after 2019.

Silverstone has been home to the race every year since 1987.

However, the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), which owns the circuit, is struggling with the financial cost of hosting it.

"We have reached tipping point," said BRDC chairman John Grant.

"We can no longer let our passion for the sport rule our heads. We sustained losses of £2.8m in 2015 and £4.8m in 2016, and we expect to lose a similar amount this year."

"Our hope is that an agreement can still be reached, so that we can ensure a sustainable and financially viable future for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for many years to come."

Silverstone hosted the first ever Formula 1 race in 1950. It then shared hosting the British Grand Prix with Brands Hatch and Aintree before becoming its permanent home 30 years ago.

Unlike many other tracks on the F1 calendar, Silverstone receives no government backing.

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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Unlike many other tracks on the F1 calendar, Silverstone receives no government backing.
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No WAY on earth should the taxpayer be subsidising that orgy of waste and consumption. I like F1, but if this is their angle, they can get f*cked.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:41 pm

^^^ I completely agree. There's no shortage of money in F1 (or football come to that), it's just those with the purse strings being greedy.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:47 pm

If Brands could get its act together then the British GP could be saved, and us southern fans of F1 wouldn't have to travel up the M1.
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Re: Formula 1 2016 Thread

Postby White Goodman on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:03 pm

They should hold it at Aintree again.

Make them go over the fences .
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