Rosberg keeps win after yellow flag reprimand

2013 British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg, Silverstone, Mercedes, 2013Nico Rosberg has avoided a penalty for going too quickly under yellow flags during the British Grand Prix.

The stewards gave the race winner a reprimand after ruling they “found no evidence of a significant reduction in speed” whileyellow flags were displayed between turns three and five. It is Rosberg’s first reprimand of the season.

Both Mercedes drivers received reprimands during the course of the weekend, Lewis Hamilton collecting one during practice for not passing the pit lane entry bollard on the correct side.

Jules Bianchi received a reprimand on Saturday for failing to stop at the weighbridge during qualifying. Lotus were reprimanded earlier in the weekend for unsafely releasing Kimi Raikkonen’s car.

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50 comments on Rosberg keeps win after yellow flag reprimand

  1. katederby (@katederby) said on 30th June 2013, 21:14

    According to Adam Cooper it was not just yellows but double waved yellows and Rosberg set a purple sector. As has been said this is about the safety of Marshals… we shouldn’t allow them to be put in any more danger than necessary.

  2. Hotwheels said on 30th June 2013, 22:12

    Question: (apologies if its a naive one) … At the last SC ROS was running less than 20 seconds ahead of RAI. ROS pitted, RAI did not. Yet ROS held P1. How? Did RAI slow down too much? Or ROS run too quick? (I appreciate it wouldn’t have changed the final outcome)

    • James_mc (@james_mc) said on 30th June 2013, 22:39

      Two factors at play I think. Firstly, the drivers will likely to have been driving to a “delta” or target time and therefore slower therefore lessening the effect of going through the pits.

      Secondly, due to the configuration of the pit entry missing the final slow corner sequence, the commentators were saying that the loss in time by going through the pitlane was only in the region of 15 seconds as opposed to the usual 20-30 seconds. Hope this helps and that I am accurate in my assessment.

      • Hotwheels said on 1st July 2013, 8:26

        Thanks, that makes sense. Often wonder how rigidly drivers stick to delta times under SC.

    • Bleu (@bleu) said on 2nd July 2013, 12:43

      More importantly, in the area between Nico and Kimi when the information about SC came out helped Nico, since he drove that phase at maximum possible speed, Kimi had to drive delta.

  3. James_mc (@james_mc) said on 30th June 2013, 22:16

    Interesting, Ferrari obviously got away with the potentially unsafe release of Alonso. It was borderline to be fair.

  4. Glenn (@glennb) said on 30th June 2013, 23:48

    I think a 0.8 second race time penalty was in order here….

  5. Dave (@davea86) said on 1st July 2013, 5:48

    I’m getting sick of the race stewards leaving investigations until after the race then being too scared to change the outcome. One look at the purple sector time on the timing screen and one radio conversation with the flag marshal to confirm that the flags were indeed being shown and job done. The investigation would take less than a lap to sort out.

    The stewards should be making every effort to investigate and rule on every incident before the end of the race (unless the drivers involved retire from the race) so the guilty drivers can serve any punishments in the race they committed the offence in.

  6. Tenerifeman (@tenerifeman) said on 1st July 2013, 10:44

    IF, as has been stated, he posted 3 purple sectors under yellow flags then he should have been heavily punished.

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