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Old 7th Oct 2017, 19:22
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
G-CPTN - the 'souvenir hunters' thing doesn't make any sense, no other teams as far as I am aware have suffered theft of the steering wheel within the confines of the track. Also, the state of the car is irrelevant as the requirement to refit the steering wheel is in the F1 regulations, with no exceptions stated. This, from Autosport:

"Before climbing onto the side of the car, Vettel removed his steering wheel and took it with him.

That contravened article 22.5 of the sporting regulations, which says: "A driver who abandons a car must leave it in neutral or with the clutch disengaged, with the ERS shut down and with the steering wheel in place."

The stewards said that because it wasn't reported to them they didn't investigate, they didn't say they weren't aware of it. This suggests a driver will get away with anything if someone else doesn't tell them, even if they witness the transgression. This is clearly not the case though.
I believe this is an example of the "lighter touch" stewerding where rules are only enforced where they matter and drivers/teams are not subjected to a constant stream of petty fines. It's a Ross Brawn thing.

I understand the reason Vettel removed it is because Ferrari are a bit sensitive about their clutch control arrangements and would rather no one got to get a close look at the wheel.

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Old 8th Oct 2017, 03:02
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
I believe this is an example of the "lighter touch" stewerding where rules are only enforced where they matter and drivers/teams are not subjected to a constant stream of petty fines. It's a Ross Brawn thing.

I understand the reason Vettel removed it is because Ferrari are a bit sensitive about their clutch control arrangements and would rather no one got to get a close look at the wheel.

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Yes, but it was all over the TV coverage and a total breach of the regulations. How is it that Ferrari get away with these flagrant floutings time after time?

If the sensitivities were over the controls on the steering wheel, why do they let the TV company put an on-board camera er, on-board?

I am not a Hamilton fanboi, I have been watching F1 since way before he was in nappies, but it does seem one rule for the prancing horse and another for the rest of the pack.
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Sainz' last race for Torro Rosso.
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Will Nico Rosberg replace Martin?
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I remember when Williams were race-win contenders.
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PDR1 - many thanks for taking the time to explain things to me. Much appreciated!
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 11:29
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Originally Posted by Rush2112 View Post
If the sensitivities were over the controls on the steering wheel, why do they let the TV company put an on-board camera er, on-board?
They don't have any choice. Having the cameras and real-time feeds is part of the whole deal the teams sign up for on entry. The cameras and associated telemetry are provided by FOM (the owners of F1).

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RIC has fun..

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So it looks like Sebastian's Title hopes are fading. Perhaps now Ferrari will see the advantages of Champion spark plugs...



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In Singapore Seb and Kimi were arguing amicably over who should foot the bill for their night on the town. Eventually they decided to take each other out.
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In Singapore Max, Seb and Kimi were arguing amicably over who should foot the bill for their night on the town. Eventually they decided to take each other out.
What’s known as “going Dutch?”....
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Orac, a triple Dutch treat by Ferrari?
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basically they donít want me to come to races.
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I hope LH does not kneel at Austin
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He probably will, to show solidarity, because he can, but people have already forgotten the original purpose of the gesture.
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Fernando staying at Mclaren next season.


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[quote=Bee Rexit;9930177]Fernando staying at Mclaren next season.


What else could he do?
He has said that he is content with the moves he has made which have placed him where he is now, so he will just have to grin and bear it . . .

"What has happened to me is similar to what happened to Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, where things didn't go too well," he says.
"Or even Lewis Hamilton, who didn't have a very good first year at Mercedes.
'I'm proud to have driven for Renault, McLaren and Ferrari. When I joined those teams, nobody criticized my choice or told me it was a bad decision.
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