McLaren車隊上訴失敗

McLaren車隊上訴失敗
記者/Hunter Hsu

對2008年F1世界冠軍花落誰家有關鍵性影響的「Hamilton超近路處分上訴案」於日前正式判決,可惜Hamilton並沒有得到他所失去的積分。由Philippe Narmino (摩納哥籍) 主持,成員由Xavier Conesa (西班牙籍) 、MHarry Duijm (荷蘭籍) 、Thierry Julliard (瑞士籍) 和Erich Sedelmayer (奧地利籍) 組成的上訴法庭在仔細審視了雙方車隊與車手提供的證據後,最終判決Hamilton在比利時站違反F1運動規則30章3條A款和國際運動章程附則4章2條 G款的規定成立,他被大會裁判判定的處罰維持不變,McLaren車隊上訴的行動最後以失敗告終。

英國車手Lewis Hamilton在比利時站表現優異並率先看到終點的方格旗,不過賽後裁判根據相關規則罰掉他25秒的時間,理由是他在與Kimi Raikkonen的競爭中抄近路並獲得不該得的優勢,受處罰後Hamilton因此從冠軍掉到了第3名,冠軍被Ferrari車隊的巴西車手 Felipe Massa摘走。決定公佈之後,不少F1賽壇人士都對FIA的決定表示不滿,McLaren車隊也在第一時間宣佈將會就此事上訴FIA。

關於Hamilton在Spa超越Kimi Raikkonen的過程中是否違規?最核心的爭議點在於他切線減速彎之後是否從中獲利?具體的問題就是:Hamilton在之後進入直線道後,他是否油門讓Raikkonen重新取得領先的幅度是否夠大?是否完全「歸還」了他抄近路得到的全部優勢?McLaren車隊上訴的最大憑藉在於事件發生後他們當時曾主動向FIA官員及大會裁判詢問過,結果得到了兩次肯定的回覆!

「 (在Hamilton讓位後) ,我們隨即向賽事控制中心確認,問他們是否對Hamilton讓位給Raikkonen重新領先的行為表示認可。隨後他們兩次向我們確認:他們認為這個動作是OK的」Witmarsh繼續說:「如果當時賽事控制中心對Lewis的行為存在任何質疑,我們定會立即命令Lewis讓Raikkonen之後再嘗試超越一次」。不過對於這項論證,FIA主席Max Mosley也在義大利表示以當時的壓力,F1科技代表Charlie Whiting並不是最適合做出判決的人。

為了拉大在F1車手積分榜的領先優勢,McLaren車隊在上訴聽證會卯足全力,面對Ferrari車隊代表律師Nigel Tozzi反覆的詢問,當事者Lewis Hamilton一度衝動說出「你是車手嗎?不是!」的反唇相譏。Hamilton在聽證會上表示他當時最不想做的就是撞上Kimi Raikkonen,所以不得不切線減速彎。GPDA車手協會主席Pedro de la Rosa則呼籲尋找讓所有人滿意的解決方案,由於現代賽道減速彎旁的柏油緩衝區相對較大,車手在爭取最佳表現時難免失誤切線,如何在「給予車手最佳表現空間」和「比賽公平性」兩者之間取得平衡,這需要大家共同集思廣益。目前F1車手得到的指示是若切線減速彎而超越前方車手,至少要後退到對方超過一個車身才算是絕對安全。

這已經是銀箭連續兩年在法庭上遭到挫敗,McLaren車隊上訴失敗後也立即發出聲名,內文表示Hamilton雖然對最終上訴失敗的結果感到失望,但他將把這些紛爭拋在腦後,爭取在賽道上做出最佳成績並積極準備即將來臨的新加坡站GP大賽。McLaren車隊則表示誰都不想在法庭上贏得一場冠軍,但該隊認為Hamilton是賽道上真的贏家。本賽季還剩下4站比賽,目前Hamilton仍以78分對77分的些微差距領先 Ferrari車手Felipe Massa。
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FIA declares McLaren appeal inadmissable
The FIA's International Court of Appeal has decided to reject the McLaren team's appeal of its Belgian Grand Prix penalty, declaring it inadmissable.

The sanction given at Spa-Francorchamps was a drive-through penalty, which cannot be appealed. When such a decision is taken by the race stewards after the conclusion of a race, 25 seconds are added to the driver's total running time as a substitute.

The ICA considers that the 25-second penalty replaces the drive-through option, and therefore cannot be appealed as well.

"In view of the foregoing, it follows that there is no need to examine the substance of the appeal submitted by McLaren," reads today's decision.

Hamilton cut through a chicane to avoid contact with Kimi Raikkonen during the closing stages of the Belgian race, passing ahead of the Ferrari driver. He immediately pulled back to give the lead position back to Raikkonen, just before overtaking him again at the following corner. The stewards considered the move improper.

Now that the matter has been closed, Felipe Massa is confirmed as the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton's victory is transformed into a third-place result. The move in the final positions cost Hamilton four championship points, while Massa gained two.

Statement from the FIA:

At the Grand Prix of Belgium, run on 7 September 2008, and counting towards the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Stewards of the meeting imposed a drive-through penalty upon the driver of car No.22, Lewis Hamilton, for a breach of Article 30.3 (a) of the 2008 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations and Appendix L, Chapter 4, Article 2 (g) of the International Sporting Code.

As the drive-through penalty was imposed at the end of the race, 25 seconds were added to the driver's elapsed race time in accordance with Article 16.3 of the FIA 2008 Formula One Sporting Regulations.

Article 152 of the International Sporting Code states that drive-through penalties are "not susceptible to appeal."

The competitor Vodafone McLaren Mercedes appealed the Steward's decision before the International Court of Appeal in a hearing in Paris on September 22nd.

Having heard the explanations of the parties the Court has concluded that the appeal is inadmissible."
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