Just watching the big race now, i can't help but think Skaife was hard done by in regard to his door flapping and having to come in to the pits to get it taped up with only 7 laps to go - and less than a second from the lead.
According to the HSV team it could only open up marginally, and the team manager made a valid point in that spoilers flopping off and the like are allowed to go. I can't understand why the black flag wasn't given when it first started flapping.
So i guess the question is did he really deserve it? I guess you could say they should have gone to the pits earlier and therefore allowed more time to catch up with the leaders. But was it really worth a pit stop, was it posing a safety threat? For Skaife its all over now.
While i'm at it, what are people's other thoughts on the race? I'm not sure what to think of the Bowe incident where he was run off the road.
All in all, very entertaining race.. Looks like Holden will take it out but Ellery is gaining on the leaders and Lowndes could very well take it out right at the end.
All I can say is FPR must have some powerfull people in their camp now,just like TWR did the last couple off year's.
Obviously the head of Prodrive was there, however Geoff Polites was there as well and (big tongue in cheek) he threatened to start a second shift at Campbellfield totally destroying Commodore sales if they didn't make an offical ruling against Scaife. ( Oh how I wish this were true !!!)
skafe deserved ever bit he got, he could have gone in earlier , well done lowndes
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