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    FIA launches McLaren investigation

    As mentioned in the Monaco Grand Prix thread, FIA is looking into the McLaren team strategy, apparently mainly because of (Sau)Rons (stupid) comments after the race.
    When is he ever going to learn to keep his mouth shut. I will never forget or forgive him for the time he accused DC of "brainfade" after a race, when it turned out that the car was at fault for DCs retirement. Moron

    Quote:
    McLaren are under investigation by Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, over a possible breach of F1's sporting code in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.


    The Woking squad took a dominant 1-2 finish on the street circuit, with race-winner Fernando Alonso and team-mate Lewis Hamilton lapping all drivers up to third-placed man Felipe Massa.


    Ron Dennis revealed to ITV Sport following the race that he had ordered his drivers to drive conservatively as soon as it became clear that McLaren was in command following the first round of pit-stops to ensure maximum points.


    His decision was widely criticised in the British press on Monday morning, as it prevented Hamilton from challenging Alonso wheel-to-wheel on track for his first career victory.




    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39420

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

    Ridiculous. Hamilton could not overtake Alonso anyway on this track. Plus with pole and best lap, Alonso was not exactly slowing him down and it made perfect sense to secure 1+2 than give victory to Massa.
    Maybe the British press had bet too much on Hamilton's victory? Time will come for him...
    I am not an Alonso fan. But he made the perfect week-end.

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

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    Jeannot said:
    Ridiculous. Hamilton could not overtake Alonso anyway on this track. Plus with pole and best lap, Alonso was not exactly slowing him down and it made perfect sense to secure 1+2 than give victory to Massa.
    Maybe the British press had bet too much on Hamilton's victory? Time will come for him...
    I am not an Alonso fan. But he made the perfect week-end.



    You are so so right!!!!....you said the truth..(nothing more and nothing less)

    For sure Hamilton's time will come, but cammon!!!....

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

    I also find this investigation rather ridicoulous (Despite Hamilton maybe could do it in another circuit, he would never overtake Alonso in Monaco). In any case, just consider the lap times of the last part of the race, and they where not "slow" at all (1:16s). So both where really flying almost at the same lap times as in the beguining.

    One thing more: Hamilton was an exquisite Gentelman with Alonso at the start. He did perfect to help him "stoping" Massa from the very first moment, "closing his door" in the first corner.


    But, does somebody have any news about this FIA "affair"?

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

    Although I think Dennis is a menace, a penalty would have been too harsh IMO.

    Quote:
    FIA clears McLaren over team order charges

    The FIA, the sport's governing body, has announced that McLaren's actions during the Monaco Grand Prix were "entirely legitimate" after investigating whether the team had breached article 151c of the Sporting Code.




    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39437

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

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    temm said:
    Although I think Dennis is a menace, a penalty would have been too harsh IMO.

    Quote:
    FIA clears McLaren over team order charges

    The FIA, the sport's governing body, has announced that McLaren's actions during the Monaco Grand Prix were "entirely legitimate" after investigating whether the team had breached article 151c of the Sporting Code.




    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39437



    I absolutely agree. Tanks for the info!

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

    Everyone is losing sight of the fact that Hamilton had five more laps fuel. Relative to where he was in the first stint, had he stayed five laps longer, he would have taken the lead after the first stop, without contact. McLaren called Hamilton in early by four laps in order to maintain the race order, and that is why they are being questioned.

    Hamilton's performance in qualifying is even more impressive considering how close he was on a much heavier fuel load. Sorry Alonso fans, but your guy is being made to look very ordinary at the moment, and this victory was artificially engineered toward Alonso by the team.

    Does anyone know the answer to how much Alonso is being paid in comparison to Hamilton?

    Re: FIA launches McLaren investigation

    Acording to tonigth TV news, the FIA has closed the investigation. Nothing wrong with Maclaren.

     
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