Sorry if I sounded defensive, buts its not really surprising since the majority of F1 fans in this country and the entire British media (including a lot of BBCF1) love nothing more than to see my favourite driver lose, it gets pretty insufferable.
But my point is still right that this is a complete non-issue and its bizarre that anyone would think it worth a penalty. So bizarre its not surprising that I wonder why someone would think he deserved a penalty. Here’s Andrew Benson providing his usual voice of reason.
“BBC Sport has learnt that an error caused Alonso’s DRS to ‘offset’ on that lap.
That meant it was not enabled until 300m before the end of the straight, and was then available after the corner for a short time.
This meant that he gained no advantage from the situation – in fact it actually caused him a disadvantage – so was given no penalty.
FIA officials are still investigating what caused the error.”
EDIT: Actually re-reading jonny’s comments I was completely out of line in having a go at you. Sorry about that.