Jarno Trulli Says Drivers Should Pay Price As Well

13

In a story from Autosport, Jarno Trulli has been quoted as saying he feels the drivers should have been removed from the championship as well. they are part of the team and they all work as one team. JPM also said as much last week. So should the team win and suffer as a team? Was Max crafting a penalty that would send a message about spying but not harm the money-making juggernaut that is this years title chase and more specifically, Lewis Hamilton?

Or is Jarno just being difficult?

13
Leave a Reply

avatar
 
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
13 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
kuhariousGraceBobHereYoNegative CamberJYS Fan Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
LennyKey
Guest
LennyKey

This is man who knows what he is talking about…and Grace tries to pick on his hair… for shame!

JYS Fan
Guest
JYS Fan

LennyKey,

I’m going to have to agree with you the drivers benefited from the “cheating” by McLaren too. I know the FIA didn’t want to kill the exciting season, but are they interested in “justice” or an exciting season?

John “did someone say 2 faced” Stone

Negative Camber
Guest

Uh…That would be the latter, John. A Vet like you knows that but I appreciate your giving them the benefit of the doubt. That’s just the kind of class act you are. ;)

BobHereYo
Guest
BobHereYo

Outstanding post! It really makes you wonder and I would have to agree with Jarno the Unoffical #1 driver at Toyota.

Grace
Editor

I think the bottom line here is “should” they punish the drivers and “would” they punish the drivers are two very different things. Should they have, yes. Would they, heck no.

kuharious
Guest
kuharious

My personal opinion is that the drivers should have suffered too. Maybe not to the extent of losing points but maybe the prize money they have won to date. If they want to win by cheating(yes they did cheat and cheated big) they should not have been compensated for it. Hit them where it hurts. For the love of money! Maybe they will think twice before they send stupid emails or try to black mail the boss.

Negative Camber
Guest

It could be argued that Lewis was not involved so to that point, he should not be penalized? Although he is part of the team and did share in Fred’s set-up which was part of the Pedro-Fernando engineering team effort via Ferrari Doc’s. I think this move just sheds light on the compromise that is willing to be made for the sake of money and not principal. Is that wrong? Should they compromise on their integrity to make Ferrari happy, keep Lewis in the chase to put butt’s in seats? And who the heck asked Jackie what he thought? ;)… Read more »

Grace
Editor

No, the shouldn’t. What’s the point of being right and just and principled if no one is watching and F1 loses money? The FIA’s goal was to stop the teams from “cheating” and that was accomplished by busting McLaren only. They don’t care if we’re unhappy about it or not, especially because we’re still watching.

Ultimately, they had to compromise between what was right and what would not damage the series and giving the drivers an “out” prior to the ruling was an excellent way to make this compromise look legit.

Negative Camber
Guest

The outcome was orchestrated fairly well, Grace. Th question is will the hard line fans see this as smoke and mirrors on an otherwise stellar series? I think the outcome was about as good as they could make it and not damage the series excitement. But at what cost? Probably not much. The fans are still watching irrespective of Max’s translucent move.

kuharious
Guest
kuharious

Whether Lewi was on any of the e-mails does not matter in my eyes. The constructor(therefore the car ) was demed illegal. The drivers are in essence are driving an illegal car. My point is to strip them of their money NOT their points. That way the fans are not hurt, the better driver can win the championship, the FIA looks like they are doing the just thing, and everyone is happy.

Negative Camber
Guest

KUH: I understand your point. Let me ask you, do you think it would have made the penalty more just or the fans more trusting that the FIA is seeking justice across the board with an even hand if they had taken their money? Just wondering.

Grace
Editor

I agree with NC. It doesn’t matter if us anoraks aren’t happy, we’re still watching. And to me as a fan, the money means very little because it doesn’t effect the race results. Points hurt, money not so much.

kuharious
Guest
kuharious

NC -It would make me personally feel better. At least I would know that the FIA acknowledges the drivers were winning in illegal cars.

Grace – Money does hurt especially if it is alot of money. No one likes to lose money even if you have tons of it.

My $.02. Lets get back to racing…