Convenient 107% rule
July 25, 2009 6 Comments
What an application of the 107% rule by the GP2 stewards! While both Perera and Grosjean exceeded DiGrassi’s time by 107%, only the DPR driver will be excluded from today’s feature race.
- If Perera did something wrong (he didn’t), he should be penalized with a reasonable racing penalty (25 seconds, 10 grid positions, etc)
- If what he did was soooo bad, why is he allowed to race in Sunday’s sprint race at all? If you recall, when Teixeira did not qualify for Monaco, he was out of both races
- Most surprisingly, why is Grosjean allowed to race at all?
I’m sorry, but this sort of decision is completely unacceptable, especially because there is no reason whatsoever to impose it. I wonder if the same would have happened had this “incident” involved a paying driver – such as Kobayashi (Toyota’s cash) or Hulkenberg (Dekra, Willi Weber’s cash)…. you decide.
You can say whatever you want, but Romain is definitely very, very nervous these last few races. Let’s hope he settles down in his Renault F1 seat.