Euro GP: should he?

Well, should he have won? Technically I mean. Felipe Massa certainly drove a storming race at the inaugural Valencia street circuit, but after pulling out of his pit box directly into the path of Adrian Sutil, he might not hang on to the first place. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next.

The incidient will be investigated now the race is over, and if Ferrari are found guilty, he could get at least a 10 second penalty, demoting him from first and handing Lewis Hamilton the place.

It certainly wasn’t Massa’s fault, but I can’t see what excuse Ferrari could possibly employ to get him off any kind of come back. And if it was any other team, I’d imagine they’d have had a drive through penalty during the race.

Ferrari have made quite a few errors this season, and Kimi’s engine letting go the very next race after Massa’s popped a con rod, they’ve certainly got plenty to worry about before the next outing.

It also looks like Massa will now be the main focus of Ferrari’s attentions going in to the end of the season, what with Kimi seemingly losing interest with each race that he drives.

But what do you think?

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shame on FIA full stop

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We can’t help. Ferrari is afraid of losing. Cowards can’t fight like men.

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F1 has become so boring that a stupid and not so unusual event was the highlight of the race.

Come on, someone pressed the button a little too early, Massa couldn´t see Sutil, no one crashed, they sorted out what to do by themselves, everyone finished the race and were happy with it.

If it was Hamilton who did the same thing, everyone here would be posting about how Sutil should be penalized for getting in the way of someone who is fighting for the Championship.

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To Adam:

There was a difference between the Hamilton/Rosberg hitting Raikkonen in the pits compared to this incident. Mainly that both Hamilton and Rosberg had been told the red light was on in the pits (meaning you cant exit, both their teams said they’d informed the drivers of the light btw) and they still continued and ran into the back of another driver. Personally I found that incident interesting in that when Hamilton realised he couldn’t stop in time he turned away from the back of Kubica into Raikkonen (watch the video and you can see Hamilton cutting across into the back of the Ferrari whereas if he’d have gone straight on he’d have hitten Kubica or possibly both.

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Well, aside from all the jingoistic stuff about giving Hamilton the win. A drive thru penalty for Massa, just after the incident would have put him about 8 seconds down on Hamilton with about 15 laps to go.

Maybe they just didn’t want any excitement in Valencia, but it would have been great to watch. Personally, I think Massa would still have won. He was streets ahead, on the day.

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I see all the Lewis Lovers are in here too? A lot that can’t spell either.

Massa shouldn’t be punished, the team should.

Get over it, bring on Spa.

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The incident lies squarely with Ferrari’s pit lane discipline. Massa’s wasn’t the only pit incident with them so in my view Massa should not be punished. The Ferrari TEAM should be punished by having the constructors points taken off them. A fine of 10,000 euros to them is nothing. I’m a MacLaren fan through and through and in my view it wasn’t Massa’s fault. The drivers go when they are told to and have to put their faith in the pit lane crew.

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FIA = Ferrari 1st Allways.

Massa won, Lewis second on the day, penalise the team.

A pity they couldnt announce a 10 second time penalty just after it happened, it would have made Lewis and Massa push harder and may even have made it worthwhile watching.

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Because he was in a Ferrari he was bound to get away with it. If this had been any other team they would have been penalised. Having said that, Massa did an otherwise excellent job

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I do suspect a Ferrari bias, but that aside there was plenty of time left in the race for a decision to be made of a clear infringement of the rules whoever was involved. Black flags and drive through penalties are usually decided very quickly and rightly so, why not this time. No accident occurred,some say, but that is not the point, it was dangerous and could have led to a loss of life in a busy pit area. Come on FIA a proper explanation is due!

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any other driver on that track would have been given an instant penalty, this is yet another case of the ferrari investors association (the FIA for short) not wanting to penalise a ferrari.

i’ll be surprised if they get more than a fine (or bribe)

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rules are rules, but mark blundell got it right after when he said they where both racing and there wasn’t an accident so the result was a fair one. The FIA are always going to look unfavourably at mclaren since what happened last year and they are probably quite lucky to even be racing this year as the FIA could have banned them altogether.

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In my eRant above (post 63) I mentioned F2 drivers quite a lot. That should be GP2 shouldn’t it. What a pillock! (FACT)

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to Nod

the GP2 pole was the same as the F1 pole position, in fact they announced 1 hour befor qualifying that pole position had been moved to the RACING LINE.

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