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Old 9th June 2014, 21:01   #31
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Perez has been handed a 5-place grid penalty for changing his racing line.

This image from Reddit makes it very hard to argue against the FIA's decision.

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I don't think Perez deserved the penalty. If you look at the on board footage from Perez there was no steering input indicating that he swerved left. He was merely maintaining a tighter line into the turn by not turning into the right hander before the sharp left. Think Massa just got too close thinking Perez would allow him through. This is racing and not the first time with Massa. He could have waited for the hairpin or the chicane just before start-finish line; maybe but that is in hind sight.

About the Mercedes. Pretty coincidental that both cars had MGU-K failure at pretty much the same time. Because of MGU-K they lost power and no longer had resistive braking from the MGU-K. All braking force was going to the rear brake discs and rear braking was not being shared with the friction brakes and MGU-K. As a result the rear brakes overheated and failed on Lewis's car. Looks like they reduced the size of the rear brakes for weight savings since braking was being done by MGU-K as well as regular brakes.

Ok Lewis brakes failed but hats off to Rosberg. He drove with a car that was short on power and with reduced rear brakes. To prevent overheating of brakes he had to change the brake bias all the way to the front. This means the fronts lock up easily and the rear will always want to slide out. To top it off loss of power. Takes insane amount of skill to pull off a P2 when you are down and power and brakes not being effective.

Not just driver skill but this also shows how superior the Mercedes engine is. To be in P2 with the MGU-K not working and just regular V6 power is astonishing. This basically means a Mercedes without MGU-K power is nearly same as all other cars with MGU-K. That's the advantage Mercedes have.

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I don't think Perez deserved the penalty. If you look at the on board footage from Perez there was no steering input indicating that he swerved left. He was merely maintaining a tighter line into the turn by not turning into the right hander before the sharp left. Think Massa just got too close thinking Perez would allow him through. This is racing and not the first time with Massa. He could have waited for the hairpin or the chicane just before start-finish line; maybe but that is in hind sight.
Rules for direction changes to defend position dictates that you are only allowed to change your path once while defending the position. In this case, Perez was initially on the left of the racing line and started converging towards the racing line as shown in the image (frame #3) posted by ashwin.terminat which meant he already exhausted his one defensive move at that point. The next move towards the left and into Massa's path was the second directional change which is not allowed as per the rules.

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Even if Perez was moving in-out of the racing line, Massa was never side by side to Perez at any point going into T2. He was behind Perez, there was no reason for Massa to bump into the rear of Perez's car unless Perez braked too early going into the T2 braking zone or Massa was carrying too much speed going into the braking zone.

Its not a wet track with poor visibility that moving in-out of the racing line could cause a crash from poor visibility, it was hot & dry and these guys are not taxi drivers, Massa should have been prepared as he could see Perez trying to attack Vettel back staying off the racing line all the way going into T2. Two stupid drivers taking out each other while racing and the third stupid from FIA joins the party.

The aerial footage shows Perez trying to get on Vettel's mirrors and Massa trying to turn back into the racing line a little too late. It was a racing incident, FIA should have left it there.

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It was a very late change in direction by Perez. The image shows the racing line is towards the left. Usually driver turns left for the racing line. But Perez didn't. He went straight. That for me is a change in direction, in this case, a very late change in direction. He should be using his mirrors more. But as usual, he thinks he's not at fault. Very Maldonado-ish. And very dangerous. Deserves much more than a 5 place grid penalty.

BTW, Felipe registered a 27G crash!!
And this is what Smedley thinks about FI.

http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/3...retired-perez/
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I am very happy for Daniel!

I did predict that Vettel will have more than Renault Reliability issues to contend with this season a while back. Daniel has sprung a big surprise and its a pleasant one to say the least.

The Drive by Nico showed everyone that he is no push over and is an extremely talented driver and it's a pity he did not have the right car earlier or I am sure he would have more wins to his tally.

Button catching up in the end was huge surprise. Such a smooth driver, I wish he can throw a few surprises this season.
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The argument continues on Twitter between them, inspite of the FIA announcing who's right :
http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/162421.html

Perez had no business being off the racing line with Massa so close behind him, its not like he was attempting to pass Vettel.. so getting into his mirrors was pointless.
Perez probably braked earlier as well, given the condition of his brakes and tires.
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