I was a bit shocked when i saw a perfectly normal move by Castroneves being punished (ie. i am used to f1, where drivers are expected to defend their posistion).
Now i must admit, i have not really been following Indycar regularly off late, so after reading up on it, it is clear why he was penalized. But it does make clear, that the rules have to be absolutely clear for everyone to understand what is going on and enjoy the sport.
Compare F1. Unclear SC rules, arguments about what is/is not allowed when passing, the matter of team orders being used without punishment in some cases (rightly so), while actually being illegal after blatant misuse by a team in 2002.
The actual rules are something we as fans can like or critisize (i’m no fan of making it almost impssible to defend position). But when it’s clear what the rules are, 95% of us can live with them and enjoy the motorSPORT that were watching.