Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55 – the best in Scrutineering, Stewards’ Decisions, and other assorted FIA documents looked at slightly irreverently
There’s the race we see on telly, and then there’s the race behind the scenes. One rarely talked about by reporters but told in part by the official FIA documents. Here is a selection of this weekend’s documents for you to peruse at your leisure. Enjoy. Wonder where all this great stuff came from? Right Here
From the Dept of Compact Comestibles
That’s a lot of beer and sausage. Better call a cardiologist. Thank God they don’t do that for COTA……. oh, wait a minute
From the Dept of Things We Need to Know
They improved the drainage at Silverstone too. Too bad they didn’t fix the ditches.
From the Dept of Better Call the Internet Police
They really did call the internet police. Who Knew? At least the circuit agreed to pay for it so FOM didn’t have to.
From the Dept of Counting all the Things
Hmm… Daniil looks likely to take top honours. Vettel is trying hard though.
From the Dept of New Things to Replace
So that would be *every* Mercedes ICE currently in use. Curious Indeed.
From the Dept of Rules You Didn’t Know
Follow the Bouncing Regulation
From the Dept of Excessive Thoroughness
Even Google Translate couldn’t figure that out
From the Dept of FRIC’ ing Information
For information purposes, it’s not technically illegal to run that suspension.
From the Dept of Job Insecurity
Way to throw your teammate under the bus. Lewis could’ve learned a trick or two from you.
From the Dept of Few Words
“I crashed.” Hemingway-esque
From the Dept of Epic Understatement
I think he’s been taking lessons from Kimi
From the Dept of Foolish Consistency
There’s no real way to make that look good.
From the Dept of Handbags
I thought that’s what it sounded like.
From the Dept of Controversial Controversies
Quick, someone start ginning up the controversy machine. Gotta sell some eyeballs. Points for the best faux headline
Dept of It Was Just a Joke
So it was just a joke then. Meaning it will be written about the entire rest of the season.
From the Dept of Close Calls
The race for first grid spot penalty is more compelling than the race for WDC LOL..
From the Dept of Cold Comfort
At least he’s beating his team mate in one category
From the Dept of Colder Comfort
Losing to Kamui though. And that’s before he barbecued his car.
From the Dept of Free Energy
Also in the running for first grid spot penalty. It’s a nail biter all right.
From the Dept of Complicated Words
That means new gear ratios. I ran it through Google Translate.
From the Dept of Newly Naughty
Wonder if they billed Toto for that?
From the Dept of Recalcitrance
Literally 2 minutes later than the first one.
From the Dept of Foreshadowing
Not just the engine, huh? Former team principal, huh? Ok then, nothing to see here.
From the Dept of Into the Fire
I think if you listen carefully you can hear Cyril’s repressed laughter through his entire answer.
From the Dept of Dieter asks Good Questions
I’d rather think you’d need to *do* something about it.
From the Dept of FRIC-ey Questions
So more tyre degradation, no real change and lots of money to switch up the suspension. Brilliant!
From the Dept of More Shiny New Things
Not that it helped them much in Quali
From the Dept of Follow the Leader
He didn’t really need a new one, he just wanted to hang with the Kewl Kidz.
From the Dept of Oh By the Way
So Mercedes gets 2 and everyone else gets one. That seems fair. And oooohhhhhh!!! Caterham’s in trouble.
From the Dept of Sat on the Naughty Step
Caterham *totally* got away with that.
From the Dept of Shadenfreude
Well said, Nico. Now tell us what you really think..
From the Dept of Good Questions
Good answer too. Now we know why Lewis ran the Brembo.
From the Dept of Disagreement
Perhaps you should watch the cars and not just the laptimes. 😉
From the Dept of Broken Things
Well, let’s see what the stewards said
5 grid spot it is. Now to see if they give him new brakes