FERRARI 31 tire debacle - Did other teams file protest?

FERRARI 31 tire debacle - Did other teams file protest?

Post by Cary Martynui » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I have not heard about whether or not other FORMULA 1 teams have filed
protests (either by themselves or as a group protest) regarding
FERRARI'S illegal use of too many tires on the F310B at the last GRAND
PRIX in MONTREAL, CANADA?

        I can understand there being a slight problem punishing SCHUMACHER for
this by disqualifying his results, (thereby declaring his victory null
and void).

        I would NOT however, have a problem punishing the Ferrari team for
their incompetence. How about taking away their CONSTRUCTOR'S
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS that they earned in CANADA??? Just a thought......

 
 
 

FERRARI 31 tire debacle - Did other teams file protest?

Post by Oliver Muelle » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>         I can understand there being a slight problem punishing SCHUMACHER for
> this by disqualifying his results, (thereby declaring his victory null
> and void).
>         I would NOT however, have a problem punishing the Ferrari team for
> their incompetence. How about taking away their CONSTRUCTOR'S
> CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS that they earned in CANADA??? Just a thought......

As far as I have heard, the form with the notes about the tires was
incorrect and the officials did not punish Schumacher / Ferrari because
they thus did not know whether Schumi had used 31 tires or not - so to
speak "when in doubt, not guilty".

 
 
 

FERRARI 31 tire debacle - Did other teams file protest?

Post by Rui Pedro Mendes Salguei » Thu, 26 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have not heard about whether or not other FORMULA 1 teams have filed
> protests (either by themselves or as a group protest) regarding
> FERRARI'S illegal use of too many tires on the F310B at the last GRAND
> PRIX in MONTREAL, CANADA?

There is a maximum time (some hours) to present protests. As nobody did
anything during that time, now the case is closed. The results are now
official and only in very rare cases could be changed (Tyrrel, 1984 in
F1 and Toyota, 1995 are the only cases I know).

Quote:
>    I would NOT however, have a problem punishing the Ferrari team for
> their incompetence. How about taking away their CONSTRUCTOR'S
> CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS that they earned in CANADA??? Just a thought......

After the one and only time such a decision was made (Brasil 1995) it
was recognised as to be a very dangerous precedent *. Some time later
(that is, during the 1995 season) a decision was made that never again
the team and the drivers will be treated separately.

* the example used to show the danger was similar to this: suppose we
are at the last race of the championship. Driver A needs to win that one
to win the championship. His team builds a special 4.0L engine. He wins
easily and after the race the team is disqualified but he is not.

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