Project CARS Coordinator
- Oct 23, 2016
Then again would it be fair for the stewards to give someone a 2 min penalty? What I meant to say was that the stewards try to penalize the driver at fault according to the severity of the incident, but within the limits of fairness as well. Getting a 30 sec penalty for causing a pile-up is still a massive hit to the driver at fault.Not entirely agree with you...little example for last night, i had to limp more then 3/4 of lap to pit....lost 1 min ? 2 min ? who knows, there is no way to get it back.
But it was just mine approach to those situation. If someone do apologize it means he is completely aware of its fault!
But if someone try to be arrogant or try to be too smart and then I will go to stewards. Just my way!
If people apologise they are probably aware of their fault yes, but have they learnt from it? That's not always the case. If you can simply get away with an "I'm sorry" every time you punt someone off then everyone would be doing that. This is a competition after all which means that some people will take any means necessary if they can get away with it.
I never said this. It also depends on what you classify as an "honest mistake". Is missing the braking point considered an honest mistake for example? If you're battling with someone you could always use the excuse of "we were racing close. These things happen in close racing". But I for one isn't going to buy an excuse such as that tbh. Then I'd rather send it to the stewards and have them look at the situation from an unbiased standpoint. The worst thing that would happen is that they say there's nothing in the incident and no one gets a penalty. Nothing is lost by sending an incident to the stewards. By not sending an incident that you're on the fence about to the stewards however, might potentially let a guy that was clearly at fault get away with it. Then he might say "I'm sorry" then proceed to take someone out in the next race as well because he know he can simply apologise and get away with it againDon't agree either. A momentary lapse of concentration or an honest mistake really do not warrant a stewards inquiry.