After last year’s dressing down of Vettel and Hamilton for racing in the pit lane, where was the penalty for Massa? Yes he gave the place back *eventually*, but it was still charging down the pitlane on the edge of pitboxes and a release almost into the path of Hamilton.
Then there was the Schumacher on Petrov incident. Alonso got a penalty for “causing and avoidable collision” in Malasia, even though only he suffered, so why Schuie didn’t get a penalty is beyond me.
Consistency has been pretty good since they introduced the ex-driver steward but it seems to have been a bit AWOL today.
I’d like to know what happened to not running people off the road, like Petrov did to Heidfeld. I’d almost forgotten about the Massa incident, seems odd nothing was done (yet another traffic lights incident from Ferrari).
The pit lane was wide enough so I don’t think the Massa-Hamilton incident was a big problem. As for Schumacher, he didn’t need to be punished for his clumsy driving against Petrov, Alonso’s penalty in Malaysia was stupid anyway.
Agreed. I think it would have just taken away from the close racing. As long as they’re not causing each other to have huge accidents then this close racing should be encouraged rather than drivers avoiding making moves at the risk of a penalty.
Hamilton’s mechanic kept him still when Massa entered, but those Ferrari guys were slow and shouldn’t have let Massa go, so maybe a fine for the team. Schumacher deserved a penalty for pushing Kobayashi on the grass and to a lesser extent for crashing into Petrov.