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Webber Reprimanded After Alonso Lift

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Howard, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

    Bram Hengeveld submitted a new blog post:

    Webber Reprimanded After Alonso Lift

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  2. It's a stupid, petty penalty.

    Yes, I'm aware it's a 3rd reprimand that makes it a 10 place grid penalty, but this should not have been a reprimandable offence.

    As Horner said - in this instane, talking to the drivers about it would have sufficed.
  3. Mohameddo-san

    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Good ****ing Lord!

    Senna was given a ride by Mansell and he wasn't harmed or anything. Everyone was fine with that, then.

    Now, stuff like this in F1 is reprehensible. There is no hope in the future of F1.

    But, as I said, a reprimand is outrageous.
  4. Mohameddo-san

    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Sorry, didn't read the whole thing.

    Yeah, a reprimand is overboard.

    Just give him a slap on the wrist.
  5. Can't believe it...what a joke. Sheesh! Just fine him a substantial amount, give it to charity and let the guy race where he qualifies.
    For the next race at Korea, perhaps he should "call in sick" and get a dozen mates together, get on the drink and watch the race from the Grandstand. The FIA would be happy as it would add some atmosphere...
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  6. As far as I know, the reprimand wasn't given for the Ferrari ride itself (cause that would've been Alonso's fault as well), but for parking the Red Bull in some unsafe spot (the drivers behind Webber had to dodge to avoid his car).
  7. Yet another example of the over-regulation that F1 has become...
    It was once the frontier of cutting edge technology, but now the technology has been replaced by rules.
  8. Dux

    The 1st MK Formula 1 rFactor Sim-Racing Champion Premium Member

    i think Webber cannot wait to leave :S
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  9. whats changed since 2011

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  11. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    According to Hamilton, Webber was walking down the track to get into Alonso's car while the other cars were returning to garages. I think that deserves a reprimand indeed!
    In older cases, the taxi always came to side to take the driver. Or there were not much cars around.
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  12. A video here shows how Alonso picked Webber. A bit dangerous, to be honest.


    The problem with this is, the stewards can't give fines to individuals, only to the team. So the smallest penalty they can give to a driver is a reprimand (this was a change so the drivers wouldn't get fined for speeding in the pitlane I think). So unless they completely overlooked this, they had to give a reprimand.
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  13. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye? Premium Member

    Thats the video I was trying to find :thumbsup:

    I thought the same as everyone else at first but after seeing that I have to agree with the stewards.
  14. When I first heard the penalty, I did think harsh.... but after seeing the video. It was dangerous what happened.
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  15. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Staff

    Yeah same. :(
  16. I actually thought Alonso should get the reprimand, as he was the one stopping in the middle of the driving line directly after a blind corner.

    Although Webber probably doesn't give a damn at the moment to be honest.
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  17. from hamiltons on board, he was doing 80 round the corner, same speed as in the pit lane. and has a car that can stop on a tack.

    if there was any danger would webber/alonso of done what they did.

    imo its a joke decision and if it doesnt get reverse, I wouldnt be suprised webber wont be in f1 next year :)
  18. Webber isn't in F1 in 2014.... :thumbsup:
  19. sarcasm doesnt quite work when you type it out ;)
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  20. Yes, we need a sarcasm font Bram. :)
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