The umbrella organization of Formula One, the FIA, explained the decision of the commissioners not to penalize the winner of the Austrian Grand Prix for starting too fast. The Finn, who started the race from first place, jumped out of his starting position, and both Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo immediately suspected it was a too fast start. The commissioners examined the possible violation and assessed that it was not a too fast start. Bottas was expected to leave the city 0.201 seconds after the traffic lights turned off to mark the start of the race, and a slow shot of Finch's start from his race car divided viewers as it showed his W08 had moved before the lights went out. The FIA later clarified that small movements are allowed due to clutch adjustment. "A system that detects a too fast start evaluates if
After Sunday’s game, sports newspapers were full of praise at the expense of Nic Rosberg, while putting Lewis Hamilton in his shadow. In the following, we quote opinions published by foreign media. The Times: “Cold as ice, Rosberg punished Hamilton’s mistake at the start and thus started a new fight for the world title. Monza may be Ferrari's home racetrack, but the Italian GP belongs only to Mercedes and Rosberg. "The Guardian:" Lewis Hamilton is one of the best racers of the season and has, and will continue to, make history in Formula One. wrote as a racer who did not perform his role as he should have, which can still cost him dearly. In the end, maybe even a world title. In any case, Hamilton gave the victory to Rosberg. "Daily Telegraph:"
As we reported, from next season onwards, interruptions with the safety car will be followed by a standing and no longer flying start of the race. This was also officially confirmed this week by the sports council of the International Automobile Federation FIA. Until now, in the event of serious accidents, the pace of the race was controlled by a safety car, which the racers had to follow in a column at a significantly reduced speed, without overtaking. When the track was cleared and the danger was no more, the race continued with the flying start in the next lap, ie without the racers stopping on the track. From next season onwards, however, the race will continue with a standing start, as we see at the start of the race. The only exception is if the race is interrupted in two laps after a normal or repeated start, or less than five laps before the end. What about this sp
Next season, racers will continue the race from a standing start after the safety car period. This season, the rule still applies that when a safety car drives onto the track, the racers make a flying start when the race continues. This means that when the safety car pulls off the track, the racers continue to race normally in the next lap without stopping. The flying starts were not supposed to be so attractive, so they decided to change the process. In the future, after a period of safety car for the lap, overtaking racers will return to the same lap, for the leaders, and then start again from the places where they drove. The starting procedure for repeating the start or continuing the race will be the same as for the start at the beginning of the race. The novelty is supposed to create more tension and more opportunities for overtaking
The FIA has confirmed the selected permanent starting numbers of the racers. Sebastian Vettel will be wearing number five this season, but when he is no longer the champion, his helmet and race car will be adorned with number 5. Somewhat ironically (if we can be a little mean) Pastor Maldonado chose number thirteen, which has been bulging for years it is supposed to bring misfortune, or bad luck. Nico Hulkenberg took care of reviving the twenty-seven that Gilles Villeneuve raced with. Max Chilton is listed as the second Marussie racer, but no number has been assigned, as his survival in the fastest circus has not yet been officially confirmed. Sebastian Vettel: 1 Daniel Ricciardo: 3 Lewis Hamilton: 44 Nico Rosberg: 6 Fernando Alonso: 14 Kimi Räikkönen: 7 Romain Grosjean: 8 Pastor Maldonado: 13 Jenson Button: 22
More details have been leaked to the public about the starting numbers that the racers are choosing for next season, from which they will race with the same one every time. Nico Rosberg, as we have already reported, chose the six with which his father Keke won the 1982 world title. Kimi Raikkonen, a returnee to Ferrari, wants to compete for the rest of his career with the seven he already wore on his helmet last year, with which his great role model James Hunt won the title in 1978. His compatriot Valtteri Bottas, however, opted for the starting number 77. Fernando Alonso wants a fourteen. The Spaniard decided on this number because he had already competed in karting with it. Sergio Perez will most likely wear number 11, Felipa Massa 19, Jean-Eric Vergne 25. However, not all choices are final yet, as
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has already started collecting wishes from Formula One racers for their permanent starting numbers. After it was confirmed at the beginning of this week that the Formula One racers will continue to use permanent start numbers from next season, which will no longer be determined according to the team's ranking in last season's constructors' championship, FIO racers have already been able to address their choices . Each racer must state the desired number, and two reserves, if one of the racers, who won more points last year, wished for the first one until the end of the procedure. Valtteri Bottas was the first driver to pick a number of 77 and the reserves are 17 and 11. Nico Rosberg said he wants one of the numbers six, five or nine and Sergio Perez wants the number eleven. Presti