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 The More Things Change
Can you really have enough drainage at Spa?
From the Dept of Extraordinary Detail
Thank Goodness there’s a picture to make it clear…..
From the Dept of Where’s The Beef?
Arrggh!!!! Where’s the Pic???!!!
From the Dept of Counting all the Things
The race for first grid penalty edges ever closer to its unfortunate denouement.
From the Dept of Really Confusing Things
Wait What? I thought it was Rossi’s drive. I guess they just forgot
Or Not, LOL!
From the Dept of Even Confusinger Things
Well that clears nothing at all up.
From the Dept of We shouldn’t have gotten out of bed this morning
Ahhh yes. Clear as Mud!! Carry on then and pass the gin!!
From the Dept of We Have to do This
Uh oh, Ricciardo bringing it to Vettel on the humorous quips front, too!!!
From the Dept of Do I Really Need to be here?
Possibly lack of cash, Romain?
From the Dept of Alert the Local Health Authorities
Oh, I *really* didn’t need to know that……
From the Dept of Close Calls
and closer still
From the Dept of New Bits
From the Dept of What the What??
First time I’ve seen that acronym….
From the Dept of Plug and Play
remind me to pack the adapter, LOL!
From the Dept of Alphabet Soup
I’ll do the CUHK’ing if you do the Kleaning
From the Dept of AC-DC
I’m going with DC FTW!
From the Dept of Odd BedFellows
Hmmm… and that’s about all Renault and Mercedes have in common this year
From the Dept of Burning the Midnight Oil
Yes. all 3 Caterham employees stayed late. Rumors they were playing Minecraft are entirely untrue.
From the Dept of If You Can’t Stand the Heat
That’s a whole lot of Mercedes on that list
From the Dept of Spot the Difference
Maybe the 4th turbo was the lucky one?
From the Dept of Wordy Words
Is that all the firing bit? I’m pretty sure it’s harder on the folks that no longer have jobs.
From the Dept of
HaHa, understatement city! You couldn’t tell that story in a year even if you had
Hemingway writing for you.
From the Dept of Unsaid Things
Hmmm… Not going to mention that other team, are we?
From the Dept of Penny Pinching
It’s all about the cash. No cash, No development. You should probably ask Vijay.
From the Dept of Blindingly Obvious
Ummm…. Faster car, maybe?
From the Dept of G’bye Already
Sad news for the rest of the grid. At least until 2016.
From the Dept of Relativity
The Answer is always More Torque
From the Dept of ZOMG Tyres Again?
Well, at least everyone agrees
From the Dept of Not Everyone
Arrgghh!! So Michelin it is. Good to know the FIA cares enough to pretend.
From the Dept of Back to the Future
LOL OMG IMHO FTW TTYL!!
From the Dept of A Mind is a Terrible thing to Waste
He has a point. Witness retired NFL players. It’s easy to forget those that don’t make the limelight.
From the Dept of Shiny New Things
Only the best for Andre
From the Dept of Connect the Dots
Hmmm… Maybe that’s why his car stopped running 5 minutes into Q1
From the Dept of Translation
That’s FIA speak for new gear ratios.
From the Dept of Awesome
LOL, not sure it would be so easy with a different car.
From the Dept of Krispy Kreme
Prefer mine cream-filled.
From the Dept of Just Sayin’
Maybe because Sebastian’s car was much better than yours last year?
From the Dept of It’s On
Well, I guess we find out tomorrow….
From the Dept of Straight Answers
So you can confirm that the wet qualifying was wet. Good to know
From the Dept of This might not be the First Time
Unless it is, of course.
From the Dept of These Items don’t Match
Someone needs to explain their upgrade procedure.
From the Dept of IQ
We can confirm none of these gentleman are dopes…… *crickets*
From the Dept of Save it For the Track
Oooops! Guess your grin wasn’t enough to get you out of this one.
There is a prediction here for light rain ten minutes prior to the start until 5 minutes after.
It started to rain right now. Be it very light…
Thx bruznic. Enjoy the show.
If Lotterer is only in the car for one race, why is it that he’s being allocated with all of Kamui’s changes with the PU?
It’s actually in the regs, if you change drivers you don’t get a parts reset.
So Alonso gets a penalty for his mechanics being on the grid after the 15 second warning and Nico gets away with causing a collision that relegated a fellow driver to the back of the grid!
Because it was a racing incident. Don’t play the blame game because it was against lewis. We all want more racing and if there is racing there will be incidents. It has been said before that the stewards should ease off a bit. Alonso case was just braking the regulations.
Racing incident my ass!!! There was only one line into that corner and at no time was he ahead. Lewis had the racing line so don’t gimme that nonsense.
Sure they should allow them to race and contact is expected, but when that contact results in another driver suffering damage that ruins their race, then they should be penalised for it.
But they both suffered damage to their car (and race) and i believe that is why he did not got punished.
Who caused the damage to both cars? Who’s in the position to win the race? Who’s in the position to benefit from the collision? Is it the victim or the offender?
The track is over 4 miles long with 19 corners, the contact happened at T5, so he had 14 more corners to go on 3 wheels, Nico didn’t lose a position because of the contact. So overall he benefited from contact, so your argument makes no sense.
He had to pit longer. And i dont make the decisions. Stewards do. But your just to hamilton focused any argument against will hit you in the head. So I’m gonna drop it. There’s no sense to talk to you if hamilton is involved. If it was the other way around you’d just say at least hamilton tries to attack and race…
That’s because you’re talking nonsense, so please do stop talking. If it was Hamilton who caused that incident and Rosberg ended up in his position, you and everyone else would be up in harms just like what happened in Germany. So please do stop talking.
And you keep attack everybody here in a few minutes… believing that only you have the truth.
The fact the stewards are looking at Kmag and Alonso, makes your claim about racing incident looks really silly right about now
No it doesn’t. It makes the stewards look silly.
Hey Bruznic, the stewards are investigating the incident between Kmag and Alonso, let’s not forget, there was no contact, Alonso didn’t have to drive 3/4 of the lap on 3 tyres, but the stewards are investigating a driver defending his position. So what’s your opinion on that? Isn’t what Kmag did racing incident? So why is it being looked at? Is it any worse than puncturing another drivers tyre?
Who finished 2nd?
My opinion is that that is complete bullshit and there should be no further action. As I said before I dont make these decisions. And rosberg finished second. Making his lead in the championship on lewis even bigger. Haven’t you been watching?
My comment is in moderation so ill clean it up:My opinion is that that is complete bullsht and there should be no further action. As I said before I dont make these decisions. And rosberg finished second. Making his lead in the championship on lewis even bigger. Haven’t you been watching?
So going back to you comment about them both suffering damage, who benefited from the incident?
And I’ll say it again, if that was Lewis who caused that collision, you and everyone who can’t stand the sight of him, would be doing the same that I’m doing now. You’d be on here just like in Germany complaining about his ‘over aggressive’ driving style.
I’ve never did that, my dear boy. And i dont resent hamilton. You should read everything. You just like to read the negatives. I’ve always said that lewis is the one with the most pure speed. I’ve always said I like his racing. But that doesn’t mean that I worship the ground he walks on, as do you do clearly. And that’s the difference. I’m a vettel fan and I’ve said negative things about him to.. you have to say everything. Not just the positive. And that’s something that you can’t handle, as shown in virtually every post.
Yup, there it is, the worship the ground he walks on reference. This has nothing to do with that, this is about being the innocent victim of a stupid move by his very smart and intelligent teammate and the fact that the stewards ignored it, but chose to look at the incident between Kmag and Alonso. We’ve seen so far this season Nico doing things that contravene the rules and gotten away with it (Canada and Silverstone) and today is no different.
I have an idea.. I’ll post a comments related to the article written!
I find it interesting – though. It really surprising, this being the FIA – that they go to length of stAting they did doping tests on three drivers but didn’t post the results of the tests? Even if they’re pending, tell us where/when the results will be posted.
With luck they will show up here but that’s a good question. Might be time to query the FIA.