Ned, can you clarify your opinion on the Spa 2008 penalty? I’m sorry to bring this up, and to go off topic, but I see a lot of people mention this still, and I still maintain that it was a fair penalty.
As I see it, Kimi defended his line very well into the right hander of the bus stop, legally squeezing Hamilton wide, just as Hamilton did to others at the hairpin at Hockenheim, for example.
If Hamilton did not cut the chicane, he would have been forced to lift and pull in behind Kimi for the left hander, costing him some time. If he had done this, there was very little chance he would have been able to overtake as easy as he did into Turn 1. So regardless of his half-hearted attempt to let Kimi back through, I think that he did gain an advantage.