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#1 SophieB

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:11

Lol, will the controversies ever end?
 

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#2 SophieB

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:22

Is he actually touching it though. Sure looks like it, admittedly. Wonder what the FIA will do.



#3 Sparky68

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:23

Looks like he is holding the railing behind



#4 Okyo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:25

Looks like he is holding the railing behind

This.



#5 Nemo1965

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:29

I would say that the pic is so low quality it is impossible to see if Lewis ‘hand is in front or to the rear of anything. What could/appears to be the thumb holding the wing could be digital leakage of color.

Apart from that: if I would be anyone in F1 I would walk past cars of other teams as if they were highly contagious. Not that close, Lewis!

PS: I’m sure it is not his thumb. It is a vertical slot in the rear wing. Look to the right. There is a lighter spot just as the one that tries to impersonate Lewis his thumb.

Edited by Nemo1965, 24 May 2022 - 09:31.


#6 CSF

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:29

Ban him for all races for all time. 

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/...031787690737664

 

No. End the thread before it becomes Yabby Dabby thread.  :lol:


Edited by CSF, 24 May 2022 - 09:31.


#7 Laster

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:30

It is a very awkwardly angled photo where Hamilton can just as easily be walking behind the car and the railing. Really you need some other angle - like say a rear view facing camera on the car. But I bet those would have long been turned off by that point.

#8 Risil

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:30

That grainy long lens photograph has embiggened this minor story



#9 pacificquay

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:31

There's a video which shows he's just squeezing past.



#10 smitten

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:35

Looks like he is holding the railing behind

Quite.  But there is a bigger question though:

 

If the car was still in parc ferme conditions, why haven't the fia got some kind of controls in place on who has access to the cars?  When verstappen/Vettel have done it they'd literally just hopped out of the driver's seat, here Hamilton has been and changed and can still get close to the cars.



#11 Heyli

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:40

There's a video which shows he's just squeezing past.

Did he accidentily touch it while trying to squeeze past though? We need a harsh punishment!



#12 vas04614

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:46

WoW..Media is Hungry for controversy 



#13 P123

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:51

Is he actually touching it though. Sure looks like it, admittedly. Wonder what the FIA will do.

Haha!  On first look a the photo I thought he's just squeezing between the rear of the car and the barrier....then in the Austosport article it goes on to mention there is video footage where he appears to be doing his best to avoid touching it....  I guess that will show whether he stopped for a good peak and fumble, or if he was just using it for balance whilst mmoving between car and barrier.  :D  Like all incidents in here, we need a full freeze frame of each split second.



#14 macjim

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:53

Angela appears to be in-front of the red fence, so I assume Lewis is also. 

 

But who can tell...............



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 09:54

The video from which the still is taken quite clearly shows that he's not touching the RB. Autosport should be ashamed of themselves casting unwarranted aspersions. Flame bait, just as Sky are doing with that Any Driven Monday bullshit.

#16 prty

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:07

Looks like he is holding the railing behind

This.

Angela appears to be in-front of the red fence, so I assume Lewis is also.

But who can tell...............

 

The railing is behind him, you can see his trousers are occluding the railing, and are not occluded by it.

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Funny though :lol:


Edited by prty, 24 May 2022 - 10:11.


#17 mjjTT

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:08

He is clearly not touching the car, but he is not allowed to be there.

 

60.1 Only those officials charged with supervision may enter the parc fermé.

 

Don't know how the whole setup is, so maybe for Hamilton  to go thru parce ferme is the only way to get where he is going.



#18 absinthedude

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:08

Racing driver touches racing car. 

 

Wow. 



#19 RedRabbit

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:22

It always amuses me when the drivers inspect the cars close up, as if they're going to learn some vital information that the team of engineers pouring over 1000s of high resolution images and videos from every conceivable angle would have missed.

Having said that, if the FIA don't want anyone other than officials near the cars in parc ferme conditions after the race, they should demarcate the area more clearly with crowd control barriers and maybe even a full time riot squad equipped with shields and a water Cannon. (Last bits a joke)

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#20 Bliman

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:24

Apparently he touched it with his hidden jewelry :)

#21 JimmyClark

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:26

Clearly he was behind it from the videos, but it does amaze me how many prominent journalists tweeted this photo without doing any kind of check. Apparently it could be seen in Ted's notebook. 


Edited by JimmyClark, 24 May 2022 - 10:26.


#22 prty

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:26

This is the video:

 

https://twitter.com/...7271794689?s=21

 

I see now Autosport removed the story, wonder how was it contrasted and the quality of the journalism, when all it took to confirm / deny it was browse through the comments in Reddit :lol:


Edited by prty, 24 May 2022 - 10:28.


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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:38

I think Autosport realised the error of their ways on seeing my tweet.  ;)

#24 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:41

Is this after the race or after qualifying?

So Hamilton has snapped Verstappens rear wing intentionally to disable his DRS for the race?

This is outrageous.

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 10:51

We need VAR to look at it from all cameras, tbh.

 

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Edited by noikeee, 24 May 2022 - 10:51.


#26 Diablobb81

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:03

Confiscate his Prince Albert as punishment. Solves two problems at once.

 

Some publications really ran with this story ? Oh, boy.



#27 Pete_f1

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:16

I don't think he touched it

#28 P123

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:22

I think Autosport realised the error of their ways on seeing my tweet.  ;)

Th slightly surprising thing about the original AS article was they ran with it, yet a couple of lines in pretty much contradicted the 'story'. :D



#29 Arundo

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:24

Did they already dust the wing for prints ? 

 

On a serious note, I was happy all the BS was gone this year sofar, hope it stays that way this year.
This should not even be a thing, just some media trying to find something because they miss the many controversial things we had last year. 



#30 Whitelightning

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:30

There is a video showing he clearly didn’t touch the rear wing, this forum is as bad as the journalists sometimes

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:33

There is a video showing he clearly didn’t touch the rear wing, this forum is as bad as the journalists sometimes

 

Literally everyone in this thread said this is nbd. Give us some credit!



#32 P123

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:50

The video from which the still is taken quite clearly shows that he's not touching the RB. Autosport should be ashamed of themselves casting unwarranted aspersions. Flame bait, just as Sky are doing with that Any Driven Monday bullshit.

 

 

Motorsport.com has asked the FIA for comment.

 

Thing is, they and Autosport had prepared quite a spiel, despite acknowledging the video, so can only think they got a bit over-excited at what they thought was a gotcha moment.  And the final comment regarding the FIA is like a diving player begging the ref to penalise his opponent.  The Motorsport version was authored by Adam Cooper, a fairly respected journo, but one who once went on a very odd rant whem Hamilton switched from Arai helmets to Bell some years back. Definitely appears to have an axe to grind. :)



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:52

Why do I have the feeling this thread is going to become the next "Lewis Avoids Croydon!"?  :lol:


Edited by Muppetmad, 24 May 2022 - 11:52.


#34 Bartonz20let

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:52

It doesn't really matter if he touched it or not, he shouldn't be there,

I imagine RBR are furious and fully expect a race ban.

#35 bibliophagos

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:55

You know..... I can't believe there is not a single part of his body or clothing that did not touch the car, seeing the manner he had to squeeze through....


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#36 basimi

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:55

I mean. Really? Are we going to spend time on this? Again? Media outlets grasping for straws here.

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:57

Why do I have the feeling this thread is going to become the next "Lewis Avoids Croydon!"? :lol:


I can confirm that Lewis has definitely not touched my car. :p

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 11:57

I mean. Really? Are we going to spend time on this? Again? Media outlets grasping for straws here.


There's photographic evidence of him in Park Ferme around a competitors car.

Seems like a slam dunk to me.

#39 JimmyClark

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:09

Maybe he was wearing a go pro on his shoe to get shots of the underfloor area?

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:11

Word in the paddock is he was removing the gum that he put there before the race to prevent Max from getting DRS !



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:18

Why do I have the feeling this thread is going to become the next "Lewis Avoids Croydon!"? :lol:


We can definitely say with complete confidence that Lewis Hamilton has never touched a car parked in Croydon!

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:31

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In the age of smartphones with THREE cameras, that's a UFO sighting quality picture.



#43 SophieB

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:35

In the age of smartphones with THREE cameras, that's a UFO sighting quality picture.

It requires old school squinting!



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:36

Word in the paddock is he was removing the gum that he put there before the race to prevent Max from getting DRS !

He couldn't find it. Only to find out later that is Perez's car.



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 12:45

wow 



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 13:01

Why do I have the feeling this thread is going to become the next "Lewis Avoids Croydon!"?  :lol:

Lewis Avoids Touching Opponent's Car.



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 13:04

In the age of smartphones with THREE cameras, that's a UFO sighting quality picture.

This is a real insult to Ultra Long Lens 100,000mm grainy UFO photos taken since 1947.


Edited by MKSixer, 24 May 2022 - 13:06.


#48 pdac

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 13:07

Oh, come on. We can all see that he's wearing a false right arm there - the real one, under his shirt, is obviously touching the car. As has been stated, he was probably removing the gum used to disable Max's DRS



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 13:32

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Red Bull have asked FIA for clarification  :stoned:

 

https://www.carvrum....ar-wing-action/



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Posted 24 May 2022 - 13:43

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Red Bull have asked FIA for clarification  :stoned:

 

https://www.carvrum....s-rear-wing-act

 

FIA confirms that it is a Red Bull.