Show me where he went off. I feel I'm repeating myself quite a bit here because some people don't bother to read posts correctly. NICO HASHED UP THE BLOCKING MOVE AND IT LOOKED PATHETIC.pokerman wrote:You think that Rosberg made the actual corner?Asphalt_World wrote:Rosberg, and hundreds of motor racing driver in F1 over decades have claimed that if they are defending, they can choose the line.WHoff78 wrote:Just because Rosberg got penalized in this instance does not mean that the driver on the inside will always get the penalty if the driver on the outside stays on track and makes contact. This is exactly why the rules leave room for interpretation and common sense. It is only because Rosberg is so far of the racing line and so blatant in his actions to block Hamilton that he received a penalty. I would say more often than not if the defending driver makes a fair attempt at the corner it will go down as a racing incident. Look at the Ricciardo - Rosberg collision in Hungary 2015, which was deemed a racing incident from the stewards. Rosberg was not penalized as his line seemed reasonable through the corner – it is whether or not you can prove intent really. Rosberg does himself no favours by saying it is his line to dictate. Every incident is unique though, and should be judged independently.Asphalt_World wrote: The reason I think Lewis gets away with it is because up until now, the driver on the outside, normally Nico, has chosen the none contact, head off the track technique rather than be in an accident where one or both drivers could get a dnf. Perhaps this won't happen next time and they will both retire from the race.
Nico made the corner, but just like when a driver takes the left hand side of the track exiting the tunnel at Monaco to defend at the chicane, they are basically totally off line, but are allowed to block the track.
Again, repeating myself, Nico's move looked pathetic, but I don't see what actual rule it broke. Had he turned left slightly, then yes, but he went straight and then turned right. Stupid rule, but drivers have been running others off track for years now and it's just not racing for me.
BUT HE TURNED ENOUGH TO MAKE THE CORNER WITHIN THE RULES. HE DIDN'T GO OFF.
Hopefully that will be read now!