F1 should be harder on 'crazy' drivers

Published on 17 Jul 2018 09:47

Former F1 test driver Daniel Juncadella says F1 should use the stewards to control "crazy" and "aggressive" drivers.

Many have complained about the inconsistency of the FIA stewards' rulings, but Juncadella, who now races in DTM, thinks that inconsistency could have a role to play.

"I think past actions should be remembered," the Spaniard told AS newspaper.

"Take Magnussen for example. I've already said on Twitter that he's crazy, all the way back to Formula 3. I think every time he does something even dubious, he should be penalised.

"It's the same with Verstappen, who is super aggressive. There has to be a way to calm him down," Juncadella added.

"Then you have Leclerc, who is not aggressive, so I think if he has a doubtful incident it is not necessary to always penalise him," he said.

Replies (15)
DK Elmgreen 17 Jul 2018 10:57+1
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what nonsense is this. The same rules should apply to everyone, regardless his past actions. People will say anything theese days, to get some spotlight.
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Yes, I think we should have more rules, less personal responsibility, and always someone else to take our decisions for us so that we can just live our oblivious lifes. Let's take all incitement away too. and before I forget, let's punish everyone for everything for ever, for life. That'll make 'm..
GB talktohenry 17 Jul 2018 12:14+1
Posts: 353
Could not disagree more, we need excitement, drama and agressive drivers, not pussies afraid to make a brave move for fear or penalty, the whole penalty culture needs to change as what we have now ruins the show. Anyone who wants even more rules is a jobsworth and forgets how it effects the show!
SE calle.itw 17 Jul 2018 12:150
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I'd actually agree that such a system could be good. Be more lenient with those that rarely are involved in incidents when they are involved in an indicent, and less forgiving with those that are historically quite rash. However such a system would often open up room for biases for or against driver by the stewards. Probably better to sharpen what we have.
US ajpennypacker 18 Jul 2018 03:240
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I don't agree with judging people by different standards based upon stuff that happened on a previous weekend. However, repeat offenses on the same weekend to me appear as soccer match where a player keeps strategically fouling hard to stall the game, or too many fouls. At some point the yellow card comes out. The only drivers that I recall that would have warranted enhanced punishments have been Magnussen in Baku and Verstappen in Malaysia.
SE calle.itw 18 Jul 2018 07:170
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Exactly. Im not talking two or three row strikes, rather if its something more systematic.
DK BENNY DONKER 17 Jul 2018 12:18+1
Posts: 1976
Juncadella obviously can't stand the fact he never made it into Formula One.
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While you on the other hand is completely unbiased...
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He's not wrong. Repeat offenders should be penalized harder. It's common sense.
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Vercrashen or Crashmag are gonna end up killing another driver or an innocent corner worker
NL KyalamiKid 18 Jul 2018 13:320
Posts: 146
Nice contradiction there - call yourself Mansell, but criticise/ridicule the 2 drivers that most resemble his on track, big balled, elbows out driving style.

Not saying it is always clean, but please don't penalize the fun out of F1
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Clearly biased. There was no mention of Grojean who has driven and performed this way when he debuted with Raikkonen at Lotus
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Maybe in DTM they don’t want to scrape the paintwork of their lovely saloon cars
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the one need too be penalised 2018 is Vettel and ferrari who has hit Merc 3 times this year
US Ram Samartha 19 Jul 2018 20:500
Posts: 254
Those two might not be the best drivers out there but their aggressiveness has been good for the sport. This year we've got drivers who have been around a decade overtaking on the outside and diving for apexes. Usually what comes around goes around. Verstappen is paying for his aggressive driving style with RB footing the bill and KMag is fighting harder than most for his F1 seat, so we'll see how that ends up.

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