Engine blow in last lap
Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:30
Particulary, if engines of Bourdais's or Raikkonen's cars should change, will they loose free engine change? And if engine change is counted for the car finished race, is it possible for team to request their drop from result (maybe good idea if no points coming) to get free engine change.
Posted 16 March 2008 - 18:38
To be classified you have to have covered at least 90% of the race.
The FIA's Published Classification has Bourdais and Raikkonen classified 7th and 8th but listed as DNF's
Thus I would assume 2 and 1 points respectively and a free engine and gearbox change each for Malaysia.
Posted 16 March 2008 - 18:41
Both Ferrari's may change their engines without losing the "no penalty at first engine change" get-out-of-jail-free card. Or whatever...
Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:22
Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:34
Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:41
Originally posted by lerje
So, if you get DNF from previous race, you are allowed for free engine/transmission change and position does not mater - even win. That sounds reasonable. Only minor problem is that in case of Raikkonen in Melbourne instead of finishing the line as a last car you should end the race to pit to get DNF.
No you can't do that, that's what Honda (?) tried in 2005 and the rule had to be changed subsequently. You have to be judged as DNF for "reasons beyond your control" or something like that. (Can't be bothered to look it up in the rules right now)