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23rd April 2017, 16:23 at 4:23 pm
@mathers – We can’t judge every incident by the same rule as actual Motorsport regulations all of the time, otherwise we would be penalising backmarkers left right and centre every race, and whilst we are at it, might as well also penalise one of the Westwoods for cutting a corner to overtake. Whilst I agree it’s unfortunate for both drivers to be caught up in this incident, I don’t see the necessity to punish Ruiz, especially when you compare the incident to the likes of Wagner, who drove back onto the racing line into the path of oncoming traffic.
Not to mention you’re slightly exaggerating with your original proposal. Ruiz indeed did move back, but it wasn’t to “block” Kangur, if anything it was the opposite and it was unfortunate that Kangur tried to take the path of most resistance instead of the racing line. And there certainly wasn’t any moving forward to block again.
You also mention a sizeable gap between the drivers behind, which you wouldn’t expect a driver to know anyway.
23rd April 2017, 15:39 at 3:39 pm
@mathers – Whilst I see where you’re coming from, I don’t agree with that, and not just simply because Ruiz’ race was ruined by the same incident, but by the fact that the racing line is not on the outside of that corner and it would have been much more dangerous to drive forward on to the racing line into the path of much faster cars, than it would have reversing backwards off of the track. It’s very unfortunate that Kangur decided to try to drive around the back of him, but the blame can’t be solely put on Ruiz, not enough for a penalty.
To me it boils down to two options.
1. Stay or drive on to the racing line, potentially into the path of speeding cars, aka Wagner today.
2. Try to move off of the track to give speeding cars a chance at avoiding the incident and gain a better view of what cars may be coming in order to rejoin safely.
23rd April 2017, 9:47 at 9:47 am
Well, that was a disaster. As said on commentary, I don’t believe it was anything but a racing incident. Giodano went for a gap, there wasn’t a lot of room and when Simon swept around, just didn’t leave quite enough gap, and just touched. Both very unfortunate to have retired from that.
The second was clearly Ruiz’ fault, but was punished enough and again I don’t think really did anything wrong as such, unlike Wagner for example.
Positives to take from the race…Giodano is definitely a better driver than Jochem, so there’s hope in future. The pace of the car was still there and in the mix still. Downton do seem to have the edge, as expected, but not so definitive that they can afford any mistakes.
I think we’re quite unlucky to be where we are after four races, but I imagine it may even out over the season.
Congrats to Downtown and FIRST as well for a great performance today.
22nd April 2017, 22:54 at 10:54 pm
22nd April 2017, 20:14 at 8:14 pm
You’re right about that. This is probably the most cars we’ve ever seen on one tyre, which will be interesting as I feel it’s usually the differing strategies that keep the race exciting. Obviously that’s not the only exciting part, but even so I feel it may have a few quiet periods.
22nd April 2017, 16:04 at 4:04 pm
Very happy with that performance. I’m sure Giodano can keep the car where it is as opposed to qualifying well and dropping out of the points!
Key to the race is going to be the start I think, but very much looking forward to it :)
Congrats to First and Hutchinson as well, even if it makes my job more difficult!
17th April 2017, 13:36 at 1:36 pm
For those who watched the race, you’re all well aware of my frustrations, so before we fly over to China for the next chapter of the 2017 season, here’s a little update for you all.
15th April 2017, 13:24 at 1:24 pm
Pretty solid performance from the team, quite happy with that!
9th April 2017, 18:10 at 6:10 pm
31st March 2017, 22:47 at 10:47 pm
Ahh well, just practice. We were better in practice in Australia and didn’t turn out well in Quali, but I’m sure we can turn it around for tomorrow.
26th March 2017, 19:37 at 7:37 pm
Wow, what a fantastic race! Yes, partially due to the fact that Ruiz somehow pulled the win out of the bag, despite qualifying 8th, spinning and almost giving me a heart attack twice by jumping all over the kerb and somehow making his way between Klaas and the back marker, which turned out to be the race winning move.
I was hoping to be back challenging this year, but didn’t expect the first race win of the season, especially after qualifying. However, I expect both Downton and DS Mathershaw to be back stronger next race.
Also, that’s the first time any team has won twice in Australia, I believe.
24th March 2017, 15:23 at 3:23 pm
Does look like there are a clear top 3 teams, with varying results with our second drivers, but should make for an interesting season. I imagine it to change around come qualifying and again for the race, but I think it will be an exciting race.
14th March 2017, 19:50 at 7:50 pm
And the most anticipated car reveal is finally with us
12th March 2017, 10:13 at 10:13 am
Been a bit quiet around here! Good news for all you Franklin fans, the 2017 car will be released this weekend, with some interesting news…
5th March 2017, 16:59 at 4:59 pm
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