“Incidents that get investigated after the race are also often those where one or more of the drivers involved (usually the antagonist) has retired, and so there’s no need to respond to it during the race.”
Exactly- for example when Grosjean hit Webber in Suzuka as he was still in the race the Lotus got a drive through (or maybe even a stop-go, I cant remember??) but if Romian was out of the race he would have most probabaly got a 10 spot grid penalty in Malaysia.
“I also doubt if drivers are called to the stewards’ office just because they have been crash-prone before or haven’t learned from their past mistakes. The past record might bring them harsher penalties but that’s a different issue.”
@girts- I agree & disagree on this one mate. A driver SHOULD be pulled into the stewarts office if they done something wrong. Fact is that those (i.e. Romain) do it alot it will be investigated rather than a ‘racing incident’ that will be called if a clean driver (Alonso) does something. But yes they are harder on a track record- it was openly said (and on this site) that Grosjean got one race based on his actions, past record AND influence on the WDC.
………………. but yes, cant help think that the same decision would not always be made with the same drivers stewart at any counrty!……….but thats F1 politics……