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  1. Ah Albon is back? I missed that
  2. I guess it's irrelevant because if there was a wall there, Lewis might have defended the inside anyway.
  3. If there was a wall there though would Max still have made the move, knowing there was a good chance they'd both end up cr0nched into each other and the wall?
  4. I sort of get what you're saying but it did kind of force Lewis off the track, or do you mean he should have yielded sooner?
  5. It does seem like these things get more complicated over time as folks work out how to exploit the rules. Does anyone know about rugby? I have no idea what's going on in scrums these days even though I used to play, seems like another case where the rules are being exploited in a way that just confuses the audience.
  6. It would certainly be better if they could make it less nuanced, without ruining the "sport".
  7. I know this bit isn't right - as @jonathanhoey pointed out, the radio message we thought was about Hamilton not gaining time was actually about Max not gaining an advantage. Also Max staying within the white lines seems to be quoted as part of it being legal, and there's definitely precedent for that being OK in countless past overtakes, where the driver on the inside is allowed to "claim the exit" so to speak. It seems to be something like: If a car gets "alongside" (with more devil in detail in that definition) on corner entry, then both drivers must leave a car's width for the other driver in the first part of the corner but at some point (after the apex?) the inside car can squeeze and use full track width
  8. So what actually are the rules about the lap 1 lunge?
  9. It’s so unclear what makes a legal overtake then. Did Max not get alongside before braking and therefore wasn’t entitled to use the full track width?
  10. A lot of people think there's some sort of legal avenue but I don't think there is a judge or a court or anything like that. The "court" is just the FIA. I think it's all about money at the end of the day. I think Ferrari have got stuff by threatening to leave the sport before?
  11. Ooh I like that. I wonder what the rules say. I like that when Hamilton was catching him he was actually just saving tyres and charging the battery and stuff
  12. He was asked by Chandhok before the race whether he’d use a red flag in this scenario, he said he’d try to avoid it.
  13. Is it common to restart without letting lapped cars through?
  14. To me, accounting for the stress and pressure to act: Letting the cars behind Max through wouldn’t have affected the key result but would have taken too long, so only letting the win-affecting cars through meant he could stay within the spirit of the un-lapping rule without running out of laps and ending under the safety car. Obviously we have all the time in the world to work out how badly that would go wrong, but in the moment I think he saw letting some cars through as applying the rule in a way that didn’t mean running out of time.
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