It's a "collision" that shouldn't be investigated to start with!Banana Man wrote:That's my point. It is a collision but not one which should be penalised. Therefore the stewards do take into account the impact on the other car.Prema wrote:
You actually needed not to involve the other car at all in this attempt to tell us that the stewards do not issue a penalty to a driver for simply making an error while driving his car.
No, making an error in itself and for itself is not an offense. But being responsible for eventual collision. And in your hypothetical example, besides a contact between the two (believe it or not, such happens in a race... always exciting to see it) there was nothing for stewards to investigate - nothing really happened there worth of investigation. Nothing to be classified as "collision" really. And if they did investigate it (being bored perhaps, nothing else to do) then the only reasonable outcome would be "no further action required".
But of course there got to be some significant physical impact (= damage) on the cars if to classify the contact between the cars as a collision worth of investigating! It is the obvious question of technically defining the contact as an actual crash/collision, and in your hypothetical scenario such did not really happen hence nothing worth of investigating not to speak of a penalty.
And while the stewards got to use the discriminating power of their intelligence in order to come to the necessary evaluation whether a contact between the two racing cars can be classified as a collision/crash worth of investigation or not, by taking into the account the degree of the physical impact on the cars involved (how otherwise would they?) they still do not take in to the account its impact on the car's lost of positions in the race or the driver's lost of WDC points. That is not how a "collision" or "crash" is being defined. Or is it now? One never knows...