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The stewards had no good reason to punish Hamilton and Alonso

April 10, 2011

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The Stewards in Malaysia have slapped both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso with a 20 second penalty following the pair’s lap 46 collision. Hamilton was penalised for making more than one defensive move, while Alonso was punished for causing an unnecessary decision. The decision does not change Alonso’s result but Hamilton’s McLaren is demoted from […]

Schumacher’s punishment for shoving Barrichello is right

August 1, 2010

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Michael Schumacher will lose 10 places on the grid at the next race in Spa after his dangerous attempt to defend against Rubens Barrichello in Hungary. The German insisted after the race he had not done anything wrong, despite Barrichello claiming it was the most dangerous move he had seen in his long career. But […]

The World Motor Sport Council should throw the book at Ferrari

July 25, 2010

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Ferrari has been fined $100,000 and faces the wrath of the World Motor Sport Council after the German Grand Prix stewards found the Italian team broke the rules on team orders. In a move which sparked fury among many spectators and commentators, Ferrari ordered Felipe Massa, who dramatically seized the lead from 3rd on lap […]

Schumacher penalised as Formula One shoots itself in the foot

May 16, 2010

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Michael Schumacher has been handed a 20-second penalty, relegating him to twelfth position, after passing Fernando Alonso on the final corner of the Monaco Grand Prix as the safety car pulled in. The seven-time champion seized the chance to pass Alonso’s Ferrari in a last gasp effort to secure sixth place but the stewards ruled […]

Stewards’ “reprimand” for Lewis the right call

April 18, 2010

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A reprimand was the right choice for the Shanghai Grand Prix stewards as they reviewed Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s clash in the pitlane. Following interviews with both drivers and a look at videos and other evidence, the stewards declared: “The Stewards decide Lewis Hamilton drove in a dangerous manner and therefore impose a penalty […]