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      09-02-2019, 09:30 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by yco View Post
for your question.. yes he could.. but as i ve said it was a choice and didnt work.. simple is that and its a part of racing..
and for the second part.. there is no rule that applies for force abandoning the car right after 200-300m from the incident even before a corner.. there is a black and orange disc flag.. even with that, after shown driver must retire on the next lap.. so there is nothing stewards can judge with.. yes there must be some vibration on the straight whilst he was checking.. from a driver's perspective if you feel the 4 wheels you tend to continue.. simple as that.. even in worse scenarios can apply to that.. 20 years ago same track Schumacher took half of the lap on 3 wheels, DC with his McLaren without rear wing.. in heavy rain.. if you took part in any racing series not track days you understand better the mood and everything in those moments..

im not a "fanatic" of Max but i like his racing abilities.. on rule book nor my side i dont see anything that bad to harsh judging him this much.. he made poor choices, he lost the race and almost Kimi's race was over also.. not complicated than this..

I'm with you here. These guys are pretty safe/fair sports these days. The all-time goat was blatantly purposefully crashing other drivers out. Nowadays the closest you get to that is Vettel harmlessly bumping wheels at crawling speed with Hamilton because he thought he brake checked him. People are getting a little soft.

Verstappen crashed going for a gap. Mistake made. He thought the car was still driveable and was wrong. In the words of Raikkonen, Vettel, and many F1 drivers with limited responses to media questions "obviously it is not ideal", "but this is racing".

You wanna see dangerous driving watch the career rage highlights of [insert famous Nascar driver here].