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1996 world champion admits discomfort at having to interpret rules at Monaco Grand Prix
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20 May 2010

F1 world champion Damon Hill says he is no longer sure former drivers should be acting as FIA stewards at grands prix.

The 1996 world champion was on the stewards' panel at the Monaco Grand Prix, and as part of his duties he had to make a call on Michael Schumacher's late-race dive inside Fernando Alonso when the safety car peeled in.

Hill says he has subsequently been receiving hate mail, after the stewards decided to hand Schumacher a 20-second penalty.

"I was uncomfortable being put in that position of being a full FIA representative. My expertise is as a driver rather than a law maker or interpreter of regulations," said Hill.

"Partly my discomfort was because I was called on to make a ruling on an incident involving Michael.

"I know most people will believe me when I say I acted entirely properly and correctly, but perhaps it might be more appropriate for drivers to act as consultants to the stewards rather than as stewards."

Other drivers to have served as stewards this season include Alain Prost, Alex Wurz, Derek Warwick and Johnny Herbert.

For his part, Schumacher has said he believes Hill acted correctly.

"I know Damon. He is a good guy," said Schumacher.

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Los Angeles 25 May 2010

Re: Hill questions ex-F1 drivers' role

blasos1983 wrote:
pa1nkiller wrote:
Autocar wrote:
Hill says he has subsequently been receiving hate mail...
...and, no doubt, a marriage proposal from Autocar's Alan Henry
Hahaha put a smile on my face! Haha good one ;-)
Not really.

blasos1983 22 May 2010

Re: Hill questions ex-F1 drivers' role

pa1nkiller wrote:

Autocar wrote:
Hill says he has subsequently been receiving hate mail...

...and, no doubt, a marriage proposal from Autocar's Alan Henry
Hahaha put a smile on my face! Haha good one ;-)

blasos1983 22 May 2010

Re: Hill questions ex-F1 drivers' role

golfman wrote:
port is all very good, but in the grand scheme of things it's not important.
That's why you take up every opportunity to try to criticize the greatest driver in history. You say you're interested in cars yet you drive a Golf, says it all really, you should call yourself 'paradoxman'.

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