Stewards Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The FIA disqualified both Renault F1 Team drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg from their finishing orders in the Japanese Grand Prix Wednesday due to an illegal brake bias system. Consequently, Renault lost nine Constructors’ Championship points. With Ricciardo and Hulkenberg being stripped from sixth (eight points) and tenth-place (one point) results. It meant SportPesa Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Danil Kvyat were promoted to the top-10 finishing order. Stroll’s team were the ones who protested after Suzuka as they deemed Renault breachedRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nico Rosberg received a 10-second time penalty for his part in the final lap crash with teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Austrian Grand Prix. However, the penalty does not hinder the German’s finishing position of fourth. Rosberg also had two penalty points added to his superlicense. Stewards felt the Formula 1 championship points leader was to blame for the collision and was also reprimanded for continuing the race with a damaged car. “Having taken note of the extensive evidence given by both drivers and the videoRead More
Lewis Hamilton took his first victory of the season in an incident-packed Monaco Grand Prix in which Daniel Ricciardo saw a possible first career win slip away in a bungled pit stop. The Australian eventually finished second ahead of Force India’s Sergio Perez. The race began in extremely wet conditions, behind the safety car, but after seven laps the track was deemed dry enough for racing to start and Ricciardo, who began from pole, held his lead as Mercedes’ second-placed Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg seemed toRead More