Can FIA or Race Stewards Give Hamilton Championship Afterall?

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Found this at Mr. Eccelstone’s web page regarding the fact that Stewards are examining the cars of Williams and BMW due to some irregularities concerning fuel temperature after the race. A DQ for either team places the Rookie Phenom back on top in points thus wresting the title from Kimi and placing it firmly in the hands of Anthony Hamil…I mean Lewis Hamilton. This better not happen!

Is there a precedent? In 1995, the Benetton-Renault of Michael Schumacher and the Williams-Renault of David Coulthard were disqualified from first and second places in the Brazilian Grand Prix because their fuel did not conform to FIA regulations. One week later the FIA reinstated the drivers’ points but reduced the teams constructors’ points as a penalty.

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Negative Camber
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If they DQ all three driver who finished ahead of Lewis, it will be a complete mockery of the title Lewis would inherit. Lewis’s 3-stop placed well behind the three drivers, Nick, Nico and Robert, in question and even if Williams lost their constructor points, Red Bull would still not overcome them for 4th in the constructors championship. It is a non-issue at this point as it has no bearing on the race or points irrespective of what Mike Gascoyne thinks.

BobHereYo
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BobHereYo

Does this really surprise you?

Negative Camber
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No, Bob. It doesn’t, sadly. At least the writer for this article for the BBC also thinks its bunk.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055644.stm

Srehman
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Srehman

Mr. Damon Hill, your bias is showing…

http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_2817433,00.html

Srehman
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Srehman

Mr. Hill, your bias is showing…

http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954,3213_2817433,00.html

JYS Fan
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JYS Fan

What amazes me is this is the thing that Ron decides to appeal!!!!

What about the $100 million fine, the constructors points, no appeal on those. Ron ha s lost it it’s time for him to call it a day. Turn the reins over to Whitmarsh…

John “Long live King Kimi” Stone

Negative Camber
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I agree John. ron knows as well as anyone that getting the title for Lewis in this manner is silly. They were beat. period. Lewis made some mistakes under pressure. Let it go. I agree with Alonso today.

Grace
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As biased as this is going to sound, I get why Ron is appealing. The stewards didn’t rule on the actual infraction but on the poor rules set out by the FIA. They said that the FIA’s rules are crap, not that what Williams and BMW is crap. Also, Peter Windsor noted on Wind Tunnel, BMW has been warned about this before so they knew the FIA would be watching their fuel temps and they still messed it up. He chalks it up to they used the wrong ambient temp reading but if this was Australia and not Brazil would… Read more »
LennyKey
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LennyKey

I don’t think Ron has a prayer in H E double hockey sticks. As Eddie Jordan told BBC radio, “it is impossible to prove that the trio’s fuel was too cold at the time that it entered their cars”.
Ron’s been around car fumes too long!

Grace
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But that’s a problem with the FIA rules, not with the infraction and the stewards job is to rule on the infraction not the FIA’s rules. And clearly they proved it before when they gave BMW a warning so they must be able to prove it now.

Paul
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Paul

“Found this at Mr. Eccelstone’s web page”

Dammit don’t get my hopes of a “Bernie’s Blog” up like that.

Grace
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Ha. I imagine it something like Mr. E’s paddock area… and today boys and girls we’re going to learn about fuel temperature. Can you all say that? I knew you could.

Negative Camber
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Sorry. I consider the that site as Mr. Ecclestone’s blog. ;)

Negative Camber
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Article 168- “The stewards of the meeting shall declare the resulting amendment in the placings and awards, and they shall decide whether the next competitor should be moved up in the classification.”

Negative Camber
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As a side note, if this were paramount to the good will of the sport and justice was being sought to eliminate any similar errant actions toward the rules; I am confused as to McLaren being the only team that is filing an appeal. Why not Red Bull? Why not Toyota or Honda. They would all stand to raise their positions in the points if Williams and BMW were DQ’d. But alas, Ron is the only one exacerbating the situation with this high-handed notion that the purity of the sport is at risk when FIA rules have been broken and… Read more »
Grace
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I agree that McLaren has made a mess of this season but that said think of what we would be saying (and the British press) if he didn’t contest it. So while RBR etc have the chance to gain points out this, they don’t have as much to lose as Ron so they didn’t contest it. Ron had no choice and my guess is he contested it betting that the FIA would not take the WDC from Kimi. That is the worse thing that could happen and not what Ron wants. Ron just want to go on the books as… Read more »
onthepodium
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onthepodium

agreed. ron had no choice. he just followed thru on what was expected of him.