Monza GP: paddock view

Here’s a summary of paddock view points on the Lewis/Kimi incident from last weekend: Had Hamilton followed Raikkonen through the chicane in the normal way, he would not have been close enough – or, certainly, not as close as he was – when the pair crossed the start/finish line.

Therefore, he did have an advantage. But, sorry Bill Thomas, I have yet to find anyone – of any nationality – who felt Hamilton was deliberately ‘cheating’. Cheating is when you deliberately drive someone else off the road or leave a washer out of your refuelling rig or employ a secret spring in the underfloor of your car. Hamilton was racing, rightly or wrongly carried away by an intense battle which the excellent on board film on this site shows all too well.

Raikkonen made a mess of his braking into La Source.

Raikkonen appeared to attempt to damage Hamilton’s car at the apex of La Source.

Raikkonen used the run-off to his maximum advantage at Pouhon and nothing was said.

Raikkonen re-took the lead, so any advantage Hamilton may have had was nullified.

How come Race Director Charlie Whiting gave McLaren two assurances that everything was okay and then changed his mind. Why did he change his mind? Who, if anyone, spoke to him? And if Whiting took a while to deliberate, then what chance has a driver in the heat of battle?

Timo Glock received a 25-second penalty for ignoring a yellow, one of motor racing’s cardinal sins and surely more serious than a driver gaining an advantage which came to nothing in any case.

In summary, Hamilton was at fault but the penalty and, worse still, its administration, was wrong and badly handled.

Max Mosley will be here tomorrow for the first F1 appearance since the News of the World sting . There is a feeling in the paddock is that the FIA president should gently back down and earn himself and the FIA much-needed positive PR. He should also count himself lucky that the Hamilton affair is more newsworthy than lingering questions about time spent in Chelsea basements.

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Even worse Hamilton out of race for looking very arrogant

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How about Hamilton’s racing license revoked after saying hello to Kimi at the drivers pre race briefing!

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As we south africans would say LMIMP!

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Whats that mean?

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Laughing myself in my puss/poes

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Nice one, enjoy the race on sunday and lets hope the FIA don’t screw up again! I think Ricky G summed up the situation perfectly.

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also lets hope hamilton and kimi go for it as they did at spa

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Is there something else Mosley has done???
This is definatly taking the attention away from him.Lewis was overtaken again by kimi although illegally so is this not fair?

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Well Alonso will be driving for a second rate team again.HA HA HA

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You can`t cut corners everybody knows that !!
If you cut a corner you get a penalty period
Even on the playstation !!

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1 Kimi rear ending in monaco
2 Kimis exhaust and car and falling apart
3 Massa dangerous driving in pits

Total £7500 fine no loss of points no loss of grid places,anyone with any common sense would see bias.

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I’m really surprised at some of the comments here but heres my view of it.

The only reason Hamilton cut the chicane was because if he didnt he would have crashed into Kimi. He did dutifully give back the lead and was going slower over the start finish line.

And Hamilton was catching Kimi at such a rate that he would have been that close anyways and probrably would have passed them on the start finish line.

I also highly doubt that that pass had anything to do with Kimi going into the wall.

Also, for what should have been a drive through for Massa ended up being a chump change fine. Theres a bit of a double standard going on with this.

There was no cheating, those of you who said it was… enough said.

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Doc summed that up properly. now lets get on with the italian gp, wait for the 22nd September withthe appeal and then shout about lewis cheatin or being fair. Would there be such a big deal if it was Kubica or anyone else?

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Hamilton is a cheat, and i am a man of colour yself, so it is not racism talkign before you’ll get off the line on that count. The crux of the matter is he cut the chicane, i dont see any one else doing that this year and that too so regularly. Lewis has regularly proevn himself as a cheat or a dangerous driver (eg the pitlane incident in Canada). Since the island nation of the UK seems to think that he is a demi-god, it would stand to reason that his supporters would think the rest of us right thinking inidivuals are supprtoing a “Whining Team” aka Ferrari, and “our Lewis” is cleaener than driven snow

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Lewis is just a moaning little sod, he could’ve just let Kimi past properly, not some half arsed attempt, he could’ve over taken him a few corners later, but ohhhh no he had to be a arrogant little kid. If he wants to be champion, then he’s gonna have to learn to be patient. He takes to many risks, F1 is NO place to take risks, no driver is good enough to do that. He’s nothing special. Every other driver had to play hard & work hard to get into F1. Not Lewis. He had/has everything there for him.

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I should email my pal about your post.

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uh… interesting ..

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eh.. really like this style

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