I think that's pure speculation, unless the pit radio conversation comes out between Alonso and Domenicali as to whether he wanted to give back the position or not.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.
My argument would be that they never have been bigger than the sport. And its sure as hell they never will be.Brogan said:Ferrari for thinking they're still bigger than the sport.
Absolutely true but for a while the powers that be needed Ferrari. They were the loose canon on the deck of the good ship FIA and their complicity was effectively purchased in order to keep them on side.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."
Idiots."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.
This is a very good point. However, Alonso also knows what precedents have been set, and what penalties lie in store for any transgression of the rules.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.
Cos, I've just had that Dominic E Carlo on't phone, 'e were wondering like, if you'd like to jump in f't next race, says Fernando got a bit carried away wit t'football celebrations and slipped in't fountain and got a spout in't his gubbins - So if yer free and can make i't'germany yer more than welcome.cosicave said:I would have given the place back to Kubica immediately. - No question!
You mean like this?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.