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 Got Some New Markers
7 is the new 5
From the Dept of Force Majeure
Let’s hope all turns out well for Mr. Pirro
From the Dept of the I’m Looking At You
Hmmmm… Well, they didn’t say anything about donuts at least..
From the Dept of Now with Pictures
Well, 2nd week in a row for the pics and interesting VSC info.
From the Dept of Shiny New Things
More MGU-K from Merc and yet again new gearbox parts.
From the Dept of Truth
Nico brings the Lulz!!
From the Dept of Brazilian PR
And here I thought climbing the steps was the best way to get to the podium…. *Crickets*
From the Dept of Eff You Awesome!!!
Tyres, Tyres and Google translate says “I’ve learned how to run former WDC’s wide *without* getting penalised.”
From the Dept of Venezuelan Understatement
Wow. The anti-Romain.
From the Dept of 4 Drivers, 2 Seats
Of course, we all know what an F1 contract is good for. Also, Sergio, way to confirm everyone’s opinion!! No class to go with your lack of manners.
From the Dept of Hope Springs Eternal
They should just keep him for another season.
From the Dept of Holy Space Time Continuum
Lol, Nico sez “Just let me climb in my TARDIS and I’ll go change those results”
From the Dept of What If’s
Like Sergio Perez and your habit of chopping down on the apex without checking your wing mirrors first?
From the Dept of You’re on the Right Track
Yes, Alonso is doing it to annoy me. And I will “Eff Him UP!” next season.
From the Dept of Sponsorship
1+1=4. F1 Maths
From the Dept of Flip Flopping
From the Dept of ADRIAAANNN!!!
I guess he and Sutil aren’t really mates, are they?
From the Dept of Hello, Anyone Home
I thought maybe the red might actually get his attention
From the Dept of Cries for Help part Deux
Where it will no doubt be circular filed.
From the Dept of Creative Problem Solving
Because they never thought about less than 22 teams when they did the rules, LOL
From the Dept of BoilerPlate
Juncadella, nice work on Sergio’s machine. Sutil owes you one.
From the Dept of Two Races Left
Mass Grid Penalties for Abu Double, anyone?
From the Dept of Shiny New Things
Nothing like a new gearbox!
From the Dept of Scrutineering
From the Dept of Tyres Aren’t Boring
Shame they didn’t ask Hembery what his pucker factor was after Thursday’s melted tyres. Maybe next year they will actually test some tyres on new surfaces instead of guessing.
The oil should make life interesting for all if it rains on Sunday.
From the Dept of Meaningful Gestures
That fire was a *total* accident. Really.. I swear it. No message was being sent. C’mon, you guys have to believe me
From the Dept of Happy Trails
He might have overseen some technical disasters in his day, but he’s right about the team thing.
From the Dept of Red Bullish On Our Future
LOL PM: “Danny’s faster would be the explanation” but really, we wish Seb well. Off into the distance that is.
From the Dept of Rumor Mill
So Alonso not going to Williams then and Red Bull wins in bad weather. Got it.
From the Dept of Pain
Wow, worse than this year? How would that be possible…..
From the Dept of Hitting the Beach
Because there are too many things in the water that will kill you dead!!
From the Dept of Ruh Roh!
Not looking good for Phil
From the Dept of Actually Not Naughty
From the Dept of Good Thing They Checked
Wow, easier to rebuild than fix. Kind of sums up their year, really.
From the Dept of How Do They Know These Things
Turns out he was lying and can’t really see into the future
From the Dept of Dotting I’s
Remember, You, my fan, requested all dox
From the Dept of Really Long Lists
Again the ECU software matches. Enjoy+
From the Dept of BUPKUS
Either the Driver’s are on double secret probation or their extreme naughtiness has finally broken the Stewards’ will. Possibly too many caipirinhas last night. Anyhoo, nothing doing in the naughty department.
From the Dept of my Whingeing Worked!
From the Dept of it Ain’t Parc Ferme but at least it’s something
So much for no new PU components, MR. Fortune-Teller!!
From the Dept of Parc Ferme
Thanks Carlo for helping out with the new look!