The stewards feel this is an example of an unfortunate and unnecessary racing incident. It's a lap 1 incident, so whilst not an excuse it does offer some mitigation. However, three drivers going into a tight space can, and in this case, will end in disaster for one or all. No driver lifted thinking better of the situation, everyone kept their foot to the floor. Wideloadbilly813 does move across slightly, but to us it looks like normal car movement and not an intentional move across the path of other drivers.
Racing incident, no further action.
An observation for all racers on PSGL ... People often like to use Senna's quote about going for a gap as if it makes them a true racer, it doesn't, and quite clearly more goes into it than sticking your car in a tight spot and expecting others to move or yield. How about another quote, of sorts, from Martin Brundle: The throttle pedal works both ways.
Whilst working with your team mate tactically is an accepted tactic in racing, to hold up opposition to the benefit of a faster team mate, this is generally done (and accepted) when drivers are in correct track position and genuinely fighting for places. Or, the driver doing the holding up does so only for a lap or two and then acknowledges the blue flags and the need to race, respect the competitors and move over. It seems in this case there was a concerted effort to damage another drivers race whilst ignoring the rules (blue flags and track limits) as their race was over and time penalties would have no impact. This is unsporting behaviour to say the least.
Penalty: 15 second time penalty applied to next race participated in.
The stewards feel this is a clear case of track extension, by substantially more than 4 wheels. It was probably not intentional initially, but it was towards the end of the lap and we imagine that Skeevan didn't want to loose the whole lap so kept his foot to the floor. In normal circumstances we imagine this would of been invalidated by the game but it wasn't for some reason.
Penalty: Qually ban for the next race participated in.
Note: When making stewards appeals please try and moderate your language and keep some perspective, use of terms like 'disgusting' and 'outright cheating', whilst debatable, also do not add anything other than stoking animosity.
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F1 camera angles of the last 20 years have been all about framing that Rolex logo with a car somewhere in the foreground lol It sounds like they have some good ideas, I’m willing to give them the benftnof he doubt. Hell, even the logo is growing on me
But, NO TO THE MUSIC! As someone said on the Motorsport.com comments, we don’t want Beyonce’s Halo playing at regular intervals lol