F1 should be harder on ‘crazy’ drivers

Jul.17 (GMM) Former F1 test driver Daniel Juncadella says F1 should use the stewards to control “crazy” and “aggressive” drivers.

Many have complained about the inconsistency of the FIA stewards’ rulings, but Juncadella, who now races in DTM, thinks that inconsistency could have a role to play.

“I think past actions should be remembered,” the Spaniard told AS newspaper.

“Take Magnussen for example. I’ve already said on Twitter that he’s crazy, all the way back to Formula 3. I think every time he does something even dubious, he should be penalised.

“It’s the same with Verstappen, who is super aggressive. There has to be a way to calm him down,” Juncadella added.

“Then you have Leclerc, who is not aggressive, so I think if he has a doubtful incident it is not necessary to always penalise him,” he said.

Related News

  • 29/01/2015 Pirelli introduces new super-soft for 2015 Jan.29 (GMM) Pirelli will introduce an all-new 'super soft' tyre in 2015. The official F1 supplier's Paul Hembery said recently that despite expecting the field to be significantly […]
  • 07/08/2017 McLaren wants same drivers in 2018 – Norris Aug.7 (GMM) Lando Norris has calmed speculation he could be about to burst into formula one. The 17-year-old Briton, who is a McLaren junior driver, staked a claim on future F1 […]
  • 24/07/2017 ‘Halo’ makes F1 too safe – Audetto Jul.24 (GMM) Former F1 team boss Daniele Audetto has hit out at the FIA's decision to impose the controversial 'Halo' in 2018. Amid scorn and derision from many leading figures as well […]
  • 16/09/2016 Magnussen hints power struggle behind Renault driver delay Sep.16 (GMM) Kevin Magnussen has admitted to some frustration about Renault's delayed decision about the shape of the works team's 2017 driver lineup. Earlier, it was believed the team […]
  • 29/07/2015 Rossi hints at Haas talks Jul.29 (GMM) GP2 driver Alexander Rossi is not ruling out a move into formula one next year with the new American team Haas. The closely Ferrari-aligned Haas has played down reports it […]
  • 23/02/2018 Sainz ‘excited’ for better Renault – father Feb.23 (GMM) Famous former rally champion Carlos Sainz expects his son to take a "step forward" in formula one this year. Last year, Carlos Sainz jr stepped up from the Red Bull […]
  • 29/04/2017 2017 overtaking criticism ‘crazy’ – Lauda Apr.29 (GMM) Niki Lauda has rubbished claims the 2017 rules have robbed formula one of overtaking. While the faster and more aggressive looking cars have been generally hailed, some have […]
  • 19/07/2017 Haas has ‘control’ of driver decision – Steiner Jul.19 (GMM) Haas boss Gunther Steiner said he remains in control of the American team's driver decision for 2018. Currently, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen drive for the […]
  • 03/05/2016 Sainz hits out at Palmer incident penalty May 3 (GMM) Carlos Sainz has hit out at the 10-second penalty imposed for his confrontation with rival Jolyon Palmer at Sochi. Even the Spaniard's famous father, rally legend Carlos […]
  • 15/06/2015 McLaren ‘short nose’ passes crash test Jun.15 (GMM) McLaren has put its major upgrade for the Austrian grand prix back on track. We reported last week that a much-needed aerodynamic package for the MP4-30 car was in doubt […]