Zack wrote:I felt Soucek defense on Maldonado was dangerous and unrighteous ... he steered left than again steered right .. Maldonado was very fortunate in that incident.
Yep, Soucek double movement as well. Karma, and a tyre barrier hit him though, and Maldonado was awesome and won anyway..
What an amazing race! And Lucas di Grassi!! If he's not DQ'd for overtaking during the safety car (I would suspect that he was taking back places that were taken from him under yellows, I'm not sure though), then his race was awesome. And don't say it was because of retirements, Phil! He was 11th by the 4th lap! From 20th! And watch his start if they put it on ITV catch up. He gained 6 or 7 places, 20th to 13th!!
Yah, Senna noobed out, possibly Buemi braked early, but Senna still noobed out. So did Grosjean. He looked like an accident waiting to happen.
1. I reckon Pantano deserved some kind of penalty. So I'm ok with that one.
2. I reckon, given that Senna didn't hold up
the DPR car in the pits like Chandhok did at Valencia, he should have been given a fine like Massa - Valencia 2008 or Alonso - Nurburgring 2007. It was dangerous, BUT nothing came of it, and the DPR wasn't held up = fine, no drive through.
3. If Zuber had spec irregularities, then his penalty is ok. Durango used non-Dallara parts at Silverstone 2006 = double DQ, exclusion. There is a precedent for this, so that's ok.
4. If Di Grassi unreasonably overtook under yellows, a DQ will be deserved.
5. If Koboyashi did cut the last corner and gained a place thereby, a 25 second penalty should be applied.
Overall for all the drama, controversy, on-track action, crashes (did Parente have a brake Failure, and is he ok??) I think that is the best weekend of GP2 I've ever watched (as in both races were absolutely great), ranking alongside Turkey 2005, Valencia 2006, and Hungary 2006.
Not really, I think its taken as double move as when someone does what Grosjean did in Barcelona, really sharp moves.
Still, Grosjean is a damned hard racer. Too hard. He comes from deep, hangs people out to dry forcefully (Parente this Saturday), pushes people off the track (Soucek in Germany), chops across people (Filippi, Di Grassi at Valencia) and lunges into stupid moves in the arrogant hope that the guy ahead will move out of the way and let him through (think Parente and Pantano at Hungary this year) when not fully alongside. I don't like it. He's more agressive than Alonso and Hamilton put together.