Do F1 penalties work?

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Re: Do F1 penalties work?

Post by donald29 » 15 Oct 2012, 11:44

https://twitter.com/adamcooperf1/status ... 5228897281

This is an interesting one. What if Rosberg did need a new engine? He did nothing wrong, but because of Kobayashi's driving not only was his race ended yesterday he'd have to take a 10 place grid penalty at a future race (or run an engine that's past its sell by date). Kobayashi's race was ruined on lap 1, the drive through cost him nothing but Rosberg would have 2 races ruined. That's not fair. Surely there should be some kind of get out of jail free card for situations like this.

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Re: Do F1 penalties work?

Post by phil1993 » 15 Oct 2012, 11:47

I agree.

Also, I do not understand how if you take a rival and yourself out of the race, it's a penalty that affects your next race. Yet because Kobayashi stumbled on for a few laps and served his drive through, he starts India with a clean slate!

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Re: Do F1 penalties work?

Post by donald29 » 15 Oct 2012, 18:48

Yeah I've thought that. On paper it makes sense, but in practice it can feel wrong.

Take Maldonado in Valencia. Because he finished 10th he got a 25 second penalty. He lost 1 point which isn't much. I know Germany turned out to be bad for him anyway but he'd have felt more of a penalty if pushed back some places as he qualified 6th.

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