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Re: steering wheels.You can't change a wheel on the grid, because you're affecting the outcome of the race. It comes under PARC Ferme.You are meant to re attach the wheel after a crash, to assist marshalls.Although Seb didn't do this, it was obvious that the wheel wasn't changed during the race, and replacing it after the car was a smoking heap would be pointless.
BrianHIf Ferrari have a different rule book, they need to launch it out of the window at Maranello, because all its done is earn them grid penalties.See, that's the thing about cheating, its meant to give you an advantage, not a penalty.
Loved the footage from above Stroll's seat from the Vett crash at the end of the last race.Conclusive proof Stroll is turning in and turning even more when he sees Vett aiming recklessly into him.http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/11067549/new-on-board-footage-of-stroll-vettel-crash
@339 Ferrari have a different rule book to the rest of the field, so I hear, it's red with a prancing donkey on the front.
344.This is getting increasingly bonkers.There is no advantage in being busted down a grid. In fact, its a nuisance.If the scrutineers are bent, why do any grid penalty. Ferrari could have a complete new car every race.As regards the Sebs wheel "scandal" he almost certainly removed it before a spectator nicked it. I'm a lewis fan, so I'm not just blindly defending Seb.
@339 - VDU81 - "When Rosberg had a problem with his gearshift on the grid in 2015, he had 4 scrutineers standing round the cockpit, just to make sure the team didn't swap the steering wheel."As opposed to Seb running off with his and not having ANY penalty at all? Amazing double standards on show here.
PGBThe daftest thing about gearbox penalty - gate (sorry) is that teams can change a box without having to damage the old one. If they really needed a new box for Seb, why remove the scrutineers' marks on Kimi's box and then put fake Seb marks in their place?Wouldn't you just put fake Seb marks on a new box?Its half the work.
@340 - PGB - Please stop the personal insults and wild imaginings.I never said what you claim. Had you bothered to read my post instead of making a knee jerk reaction you would have grasped that.I never said "Ferrari wanted Kimi to start 11th" - I'm sorry you fail to comprehend the difference.I merely speculated that Kimi may be able to assist Seb from being back on the grid.
@340 You seem to be in a dream world where Ferrari are some sort of wonderful king. @339 Do those scrutineers work for Ferrari?
@338 What am I saying? That you're talking rubbish. Lewis goes half a second quicker and you still want to theorise about Ferrari gearboxes? As I said I knew it would come up, that's just how predictable it is.Meanwhile @337 can't seem to grasp basic facts and thinks Ferrari wanted Kimi to start 11th, no matter what anyone says.
I love the idea that Ferrari could swap engines, gearboxes, and in some bizarre theories, whole cars.Have any of the tinfoil hat wearers ever seen FIA scrutineers in action?When Rosberg had a problem with his gearshift on the grid in 2015, he had 4 scrutineers standing round the cockpit, just to make sure the team didn't swap the steering wheel.
@334 What are you saying? @336 Was it Rai gearbox lol check them numbers FAI/Ferrari Same thing I guess.
@333 - The magical Ferrari gearboxesLol - so true. Too coincidental for words.Is that confetti or the F1 rulebook I see floating past?Perhaps Ferrari should change its logo from the Prancing Horse to a Unicorn to explain these magical gearbox coincidences.
If Ferrari really wanted Kimi to start that far down the grid, they didn't need to crash the car and damage a gearbox.Not posting a time in Q3 would've achieved roughly the same outcome.I really can't see the benefit of starting further back than you qualified.That's the whole point of grid penalties - being busted down 5 places is meant to be a bad thing.
@329 - And you are assuming Kimi cannot make progress through the field at all?My thinking is that Ferrari wanted Kimi back down the grid to give themselves long term race options to assist Seb - not benefit Kimi.There is no point in imagining "what if" scenarios, I merely said Ferrari are giving themselves long term race options to benefit Seb - not Kimi.
And it starts lolAs soon as I heard that Kimi had to change his gearbox from the crash, the first thing I thought is watch those online try to make a conspiracy out of this. Switch that new gearbox to Seb etc
Haha Rai has to change his gearbox in qualifying because it gets a bit of a knock, Vet squashes gearbox in two in last GP but miraculously it survives and back in Italy it comes back to life! Strange but true.
@328 Kimi's grid positionYou are reading too much into things. I think Ferrari have Kimi exactly where they want him for a reason - to give them race options to improve Seb's title chances because Kimi hasn't got any.As I've said, Ferrari are playing the options game beyond the first corner and as no-one has a crystal ball they are spreading their bets.Kimi is where Ferrari want him.
@326 ~ FreeSpeech on"Kimi's grid position was no accident."PGB is correct - Kimi starts 11th after his grid penalty is applied, just as Bottas starts from 7th with his grid penalty.The fly in the ointment is how the two front runners react to possibly better starts by the RB guys.
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