angrypirate wrote:Jezza13 wrote:angrypirate wrote:Leclerc - of course he gained an advantage (which you can and do get penalised for repeated offences) by cutting the chicane - he kept Hamilton behind him. Had he bailed a split second earlier and taken the slip road he would have certainly lost position to Hamilton Had it happended at Monaco, his car would have been a write-off. So id say he got an advantage whilst already being under a warning. Slam dunk penalty.Jezza13 wrote:Exediron wrote:I actually think the stewarding was very poor this weekend, and this is coming from someone who really wanted Leclerc to win.
* Vettel's time should have been deleted
* Bottas's time should have been deleted
* Hulk should have had a penalty for intentionally cutting the chicane and holding everyone up
* Sainz should have had a warning at least for running Albon off track
* Leclerc should have had to give Hamilton the position after cutting the chicane
* Albon should have got a penalty immediately, not after a long time
And probably some others I'm not thinking of. You don't need an anti-Ferrari agenda to think the stewarding was poor.
Hulkenberg: Agree but Vettel & I think 1 other driver cut the chicane on the 1st run with nothing said. Yeah Vettel did the stewards the courtesy of at least making the effort to lock his brakes slightly but it was clearly just a token effort.
Sainz: I think it deserved a more sever penalty as I also believe Verstappen should've been penalised in Austria
Leclerc: Disagree. He gained no advantage over Hamilton. There's a generous catalogue of drivers doing the same & getting no penalty & unlike Vettel in Canada, he didn't impede Hamilton's progress in any way.
Albon: I've watched the race twice & for the life of me I can't remember what he did.
It didn't happen in Monaco though & Vettel for example never got penalised in Canada for gaining an advantage. He got penalised for re-joining in an unsafe manner. Something Leclerc didn't do.
I didnt say anything about rejoining in an unsafe manner. I said its all to do with gaining an advantage. There is a slip road for drivers who cant make the chicane that takes much longer to driver around but he chose instead to attempt to make it and bailed much later and in doing so gained time.
Under normal conditions, this itself wouldnt have been enough for a penalty but in Whitings day would have been a "dont do it again" verbal warning. As Leclerc was already under an official warning for crowding Hamilton off the track earlier in the race, it should have been an automatic penalty (in my opinion 5 seconds added to race time). As I understand, the purpose of this new black and white flag is to denote an official warning and any further discretion will automatically get penalised. This didnt happen.
Anywhere but Italy, this would have been penalised.