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Poor stewarding cost JPM the 2003 WDC

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Poor stewarding cost JPM the 2003 WDC

Post by MONTOYA RULES » 3 weeks ago

Rubens clearly turned in on JPM at Indianapolis.

The stewards had a clear agenda, dating back to Malaysia 2002.

As far as I’m concerned Schumi is a 6-time WDC and JPM the rightful winner of 2003.

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Post by coland » 3 weeks ago

Even if Montoya would have won the USA Grand Prix his points wouldn't have been enough to win the championship since he retired in the early stages of the last race in Japan with a mechanical problem.

I don't remember other marshalling controversies during that year.

Speaking about 'what would have been if' what about Raikkonen, who during the season lost a lot of points due to mechanical failures while in the lead. :twothumbs:

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Post by erwin greven » 3 weeks ago

coland wrote:
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Even if Montoya would have won the USA Grand Prix his points wouldn't have been enough to win the championship since he retired in the early stages of the last race in Japan with a mechanical problem.

I don't remember other marshalling controversies during that year.

Speaking about 'what would have been if' what about Raikkonen, who during the season lost a lot of points due to mechanical failures while in the lead. :twothumbs:
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 weeks ago

coland wrote:
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Speaking about 'what would have been if' what about Raikkonen, who during the season lost a lot of points due to mechanical failures while in the lead. :twothumbs:
You beat me to bringing that up. IIRC JPM finished 3rd in the title race, some 9 or 10 points behind Kimi, who had had a couple of unlucky DNFs one at the European GP when he led by a margin from pole before his engine expired with a bang. In the same race JPM inherited his 2nd place (behind Williams team mate Ralf Schu) and Michael Schu was also very fortunate to score a good haiul of points after being illegally pushed out of a gravel trap by marshalls with no black flag issued. The 4 points MS scored for a race he should not have finished ended up giving him a two point season lead over Kimi for the title at the season end......

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Post by PTRACER » 2 weeks ago

There was a lot of silly, shitty stewarding going on then for sure.

Like, who in their right mind would consider this to be Montoya's fault and deserving of a penalty? That tarnished a lot of races in that era.



And by the way, Michael Schumacher was surprisingly fair and said he also disagreed with the penalty

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Post by SB83 » 2 weeks ago

Ah, yes, the impartial Nazir Hoosein of 2002 Malaysian GP stewarding infamy. Hope he at least got to fellate Schumi that night for his troubles.

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Post by White six » 2 weeks ago

PTRACER wrote:
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There was a lot of silly, shitty stewarding going on then for sure.

Like, who in their right mind would consider this to be Montoya's fault and deserving of a penalty? That tarnished a lot of races in that era.



And by the way, Michael Schumacher was surprisingly fair and said he also disagreed with the penalty

Michael is allowed to brake using other cars around corners tbf. I think montoya would have got away with it had he not naughtily snaffled the front wing. He's just another latin temperament type wrong un

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