Poll: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021, Yas Island - Race 22

Rate the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix out of ten. If you want. I can’t be arsed.


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Just applying the rules as written would have done.

Would it?

I don't want to see a championship decider ended under the safety car. And that's what we're essentially saying should have happened.

I'll say this, I'm very glad indeed that it was a Mercedes-engined car that crashed to bring out the safety car...I can't imagine the ruckus if it'd been Perez or one of the Alpha Tauris.
 
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This is my third race and its really soured it for me. I understand people think its exciting but this is a farce.

When I was a kid, F1 was all over the telly wherever you went (South Africa). Murray Walker's voice may as well have been the official voice of Sundays back then. It was an epic sport, a proper spectacle and it drew everyone to watch it. I fell out of love with it about 20 years ago and didn't really watch it at all, until last weekend when the hype was tenable. After last weekend and this weekend, I'm happy to put the sport behind me for another 20 years. This was absolute tosh, far too many variables inserted for dramatic effect, the actual performance of the drivers comes second to the "show" of it all.
 
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That'll go down even better if they're effectively publishing the decision before it's been made :p

I don't know if the SC complaint is something for the stewards. Do the stewards have the ability to overrule Massi?

That's why I think we are probably done for the day. The overtaking under SC complaint was the only one that could have changed the result today. Hence all the announcements going out.
 

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I don't want to see a championship decider ended under the safety car. And that's what we're essentially saying should have happened.

Do you think ending it under the safety car with the driver who should have won the race winning is worse than gifting it to another driver.
 
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If I hear one more moronic journo, or dullard pundit like Nico Rosberg talk about Max as "one of the greatest" I'm going to scream. Lewis was one point from winning his maiden championship, and won it on the second try. It took Max 7 goes* ffs. He's not even on the same page as Lewis.

*Still up for debate
 
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Would it?

I don't want to see a championship decider ended under the safety car. And that's what we're essentially saying should have happened.

So you prefer it was decided by rules made up on the spot that predominantly benefit only one of the challengers and **** over not only the other title challenger, but other drivers too?

It wouldnt have been "decided under the safety car". Lewis was clearly much faster and led the entire race and if the rules were followed would have won the race and the championship. The safecty car, with the rules applied properly, would not have "decided" anything.

The race result was actually decided by Masi. Not Lewis, not max, not Merc, Not Red Bull and certainly not he rules.
 
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Would it?

I don't want to see a championship decider ended under the safety car. And that's what we're essentially saying should have happened.
Yes it would. It's just how things go sometimes, I don't get the obsession with having to finish as a racing lap just for the sake of it.
 
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Would it?

I don't want to see a championship decider ended under the safety car. And that's what we're essentially saying should have happened.

I'll say this, I'm very glad indeed that it was a Mercedes-engined car that crashed to bring out the safety car...I can't imagine the ruckus if it'd been Perez or one of the Alpha Tauris.
Oh I am sure someone will invent some conspiracy attached to that in this forum. After all they're all 'experts' on the rules and the role of the race director..
 
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Don't really follow F1 or have any real knowledge about the rules etc but based on that ending alone, whilst it was exciting stuff, it did seem totally unfair the way it worked out. The decision was made knowing full well Verastappen would have the advantage.
 
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You know what I don't like the last race of the season to mean nothing. We should ignore all races before the last race.

You only need to show up for that race.
 
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I don't know if the SC complaint is something for the stewards. Do the stewards have the ability to overrule Massi?

That's why I think we are probably done for the day. The overtaking under SC complaint was the only one that could have changed the result today. Hence all the announcements going out.


If those are the rules currently, then that is the way it has to be, rightly or wrongly.

Want it differently, re write rules for next time, don't make them up on the spot to gift race to someone else.
 
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