Post by ~misfit~ Post by geoff
Gasly of course, and didn't Hartley do well apart from incurring the
penalty. All that overtaking to make up lost places, twice, once with
penalty and once for a normal second pit-stop.
Without the penalty TR may have done even better !
Yep, agreed. Hartley hit a bird in qually and damaged his front wing (Q2 I
believe with not enough time to change it for his second hot lap). Then to
get a penalty for going into a corner a bit hot and locking up - on the
first lap when the FIA have said they'll be lenient w/r/t first lap
incidents - is unfortunate.
Even more unfortunate is to get another 30 seconds added to his time *and*
two points on his superlicence due to an issue arsising from Perez passing
him on the formation lap!
"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)
Those formation lap penalties are really odd.
Perez overtakes Hartley, and the stewards say in their report that Perez
admits that Hartley wasn't unduly delayed in getting to turn 1 on the
formation lap (i.e. Perez goes past him deliberately).
He then doesn't drop back, so ends up crossing the SC line out of position
and gets a 10s stop go (30s added to race time).
All fair enough.
But then Hartley gets punished for the same PLUS points on his licence?
I must be missing something here.
Is it the fact that Hartley didn't get past and didn't pit that makes his
situation worse? The regulation there talks about "Any driver who is
delayed in this way..." seemingly not allowing for recognising that a driver
may get overtaken without being delayed.
Seems a little harsh, though there doesn't seem to be any implication that
Perez did anything to stop Hartley regaining position.