Chad Stewarthill said:So that's two now! We can add Ferrari to the list of teams seemingly doing their level best to alienate their best drivers.
Brogan said:Ferrari for thinking they're still bigger than the sport.
Formula One does not need Ferrari.
"As soon as we received the information that in the opinion of the stewards, Fernando should have given back the position to Robert, Robert was already very far behind and Robert was really slowing down because he had a problem."
"And we told them that immediately, right after the overtaking manoeuvre. On the radio, I suggested to them that if they exchange position again, there would be no need for the stewards to intervene.
fat_jez said:My point, is that Alonso came into some flak for not giving back the place immediately, which some people used as reason for giving him the chump of the week award. As much as I dislike Alonso, this seems to exonerate him somewhat and also may explain why he was in such a foul mood for the rest of the race (because the team told him not to give back the place, costing him a drive through). It also suggests that Ferrari believe that they were above the rules and therefore fully deserving of a drive through penalty, as awarded.
cosicave said:I would have given the place back to Kubica immediately. - No question!
snowy said:In Spa Lewis gave the place straight back, his only crime was thinking ahead then overtaking Kimi again fairly and on the brakes into the next turn. Something that the Stewards seemed unable to comprehend...
Note also how Allen is gushing over how great a driver Alonso is by willingly giving the place back.Brundle said:He did all the right things. Gave the place back and then snatched it straight back again.