Hamilton penalty: The trial (Poll)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton’s penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix has provoked unprecedented levels of debate and discussion on F1 Fanatic – nearly 900 comments spread across four articles. Tomorrow the World Motor Sports Council meets to pass judgement on McLaren’s appeal against the penalty. Will they change the stewards’ verdict? Will the penalty be decided on … Continue reading Hamilton penalty: The trial (Poll)

Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video)

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Five days after the Hamilton penalty controversy the FIA has announced how drivers should behave if they cut a corner and gain an advantage while racing a driver for position. According to Autosport: Drivers [have been] informed that in the event of a driver cutting a chicane and gaining a position, he not only had … Continue reading Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video)

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

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Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

Seven reasons why so many F1 fans are furious about Hamilton’s penalty

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

After the stewards took Lewis Hamilton’s win in the Belgian Grand Prix and handed it to Felipe Massa comments flew into F1 Fanatic faster than I had time to read them. Inevitably many have reacted to the decision based on whether they’re fans of Hamilton or Ferrari, which is understandable. But reading the hundreds of … Continue reading Seven reasons why so many F1 fans are furious about Hamilton’s penalty

Hamilton stripped of Belgian GP win – another asinine FIA decision

CommentPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton has had his victory in the Belgian Grand Prix taken away from him by the Belgian Grand Prix stewards. The stewards added 25 seconds to his race time for cutting the chicane while battling with Kimi Raikkonen, leaving him third behind Nick Heidfeld. This is an absolute travesty of a decision which mocks … Continue reading Hamilton stripped of Belgian GP win – another asinine FIA decision

Timo Glock loses point after penalty

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Timo Glock has been relegated from eighth to ninth place in the Belgian Grand Prix after passing Mark Webber under yellow flags in the vicinity of Kimi Raikkonen’s crashed Ferrari. Glock had finished eighth, but was given a 25-second penalty by the stewards, dropping him to ninth. No word yet on any penalty for Lewis … Continue reading Timo Glock loses point after penalty

Belgian GP driver fuel load predictions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fuel strategy is enormously (and wearisomely) important in deciding the outcome of races. So when will Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and the rest of the top ten have to make their first stops for fuel tomorrow? During the qualifying live blog Bert did a quick comparison of the increases in lap times between Q2 and … Continue reading Belgian GP driver fuel load predictions