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FIA: Cautionary or Reactionary?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

    RaceDepartment
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  2. Bandage, not a cure. Cameracrew will be pissed, they're job just got ten times harder. It's not like they don't have enough gear strapped on, now there's helmets and full protective suit on top of that. The real cure is minimum pit time limits, nothing else will fix this.
     
  3. Jon Turner

    Jon Turner
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    Minimum pit time limit is a great idea as it will even out the playing field as far as stops go and put more back toward driver talent, shame everything can't be balanced like that.
     
  4. Helmut Skrdla

    Helmut Skrdla
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    Limiting the options for cameracrew to take their video from will only make the sport less interesting to watch, and there are plenty of other people in the lane that will be hit "instead"...

    Is Red Bull really such an all important beast that the FIA would rather pretend to do something than actually dish out a proper fine which might make other teams think twice about the amount of twists they give their wheelnuts...?

    30K monetary fine my arse, drop them 10 WDC/WMC points for each unsafe release and it will VERY QUICKLY stop.
     
  5. Helmut Skrdla

    Helmut Skrdla
    Premium Member

    Limiting the options for cameracrew to take their video from will only make the sport less interesting to watch, and there are plenty of other people in the lane that will be hit "instead"...

    Is Red Bull really such an all important beast that the FIA would rather pretend to do something than actually dish out a proper fine which might make other teams think twice about the amount of twists they give their wheelnuts...?

    30K monetary fine my arse, drop them 10 WDC/WMC points for each unsafe release and it will VERY QUICKLY stop.
     
  6. That is totally absurd....
    The rule book that FIA follows states it clearly what penalty should be enforced depending on what rule has been broken... Their for it would have been totally absurd and unfair to just give RBR a penalty for something that is only worth a fine.

    Not to mention this sort of incident did happen in 2010 at Hungaoring when Mercedes couldn't put the wheel on Rosberg and he ended up causing the same sort of incident. Mercedes was then forced to pay a €30000 fine too if I am not mistaken.
     
  7. Marian Zelenka

    Marian Zelenka
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    Why don't have buttons on guns as they have it in V8 Supercars? When the mechanic finishes his job, he presses the button and they know if the job is ready or not. Simple. And this should be the pinnacle of motorport. What a joke.
     
  8. They have (at least Red Bull does). According to Red Bull, the problem was that the gun man lost grip on the gun (too much torque on reverse to extract the nut or something) and pushed the button by mistake.