Do you know what ‘setting an example’ means?
I don’t think the stewards needed to make an example of Cecotto.
No, he didn’t cause a crash or kill/injure anyone, however that doesn’t mean that another situation of this sort won’t have those kind of consequences.
And the stewards have demonstrated that such incidents won’t go unpunished. Cecotto was demoted to the back of the grid for his acts. What further consequences would a race ban have? None.
That kind of driving shouldn’t be tolerated, and the FIA need to do everything to prevent it.
And it’s not tolerated – that’s why Cecotto was excluded. Who n their right mind is going to do something like this in light of the penalty that was handed out? What could they possibly stand to benefit from doing it and getting relegated to the back of the grid?