Post by Sir Tim Post by Edmund Post by Alan Baker Post by ~misfit~ Post by Dan the Man Post by geoff
Hamilton wins due to illegal oil burning - 37 Hamilton poles
due to illegal oil burning - 39
Bottas was even faster today but as usual not allowed to race to
help 'the team'.
And Ferrari were the main supposed 'oil cheats'. Jeepers, Merc
must have found somewhere to hide many extra litres of extra oil
in there yesterday !
Maybe it's in the fuel tank; they're using a two-cycle engine
without telling anyone! /sarc/
Funny you should mention 'tank' because earlier in the season
Ferrari were running two different oil tanks with two different
'lubricating' oil formulations.... The FIA stopped them doing that
as soon as it was discovered.
Here it is again along with other info like solenoids are allowed :-)
So, Mercedes have been doing nothing illegal - they have simply been
that bit smarter than Ferrari :-)
Indeed. Mercedes have always worked within the rules and got the maximum
from the donk. Ferrari were unable to match them so were running what was
essentially a separate solenoid switchable 'booster mix' oil in qually and
key moments in the race. When it was bought to the attention of the FIA due
to a keen-eyed photographer they deemed it to be illegal (but didn't go as
far as docking them points).
Odd that Baker could have an opinion on this subject without knowing the
facts. Obviously it's an uninformed opinion...
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)