Trulli: 'chicane problem' will happen again
|By Jonathan Noble||Sunday, August 27th 2006, 09:10 GMT|
Jarno Trulli has backed up rival drivers' complaints about the way that Michael Schumacher was not penalized for cutting the chicane at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
While Pedro de la Rosa, who was battling for position with Schumacher at the time, has moved to play down the controversy in the drivers' briefing, Trulli has spoken out and thinks the FIA should have taken some action.
"I think many drivers expressed concern about the chicanes move, because we saw what happened between Michael and Pedro in Hungary," said Trulli when asked about the drivers' briefing on Friday. "I have not said anything special against Michael.
"I just raised the problem that if there was a wall behind that chicane, then Pedro would have finished the race and Michael would not. So that is the way we should look at things, and probably give penalties for drivers.
"I am not saying Michael is guilty, but Charlie (Whiting) and the FIA should have taken more consideration for the manoeuvre and taken probably a reaction to that."
Although the FIA rejected drivers' concerns and insisted that Schumacher did nothing wrong in cutting the chicane and trying to avoid a collision, Trulli has said the issue will likely raise its head again.
"It's nothing really dramatic," he explained. "But it is not the first time, and it will happen again.
"It's what I would call 'the chicane problem' - when you cannot make the corner, the easiest way is just to cut the corner."