This is just getting embarassing. Why doesn't the FIA just declare Ferrari to be the all-time grand champion of the universe at all sports including those yet uninvented, and we can have done with all these pointless races.
Then there was the race where Kimi was allowed to drive around intefinitely with a piece of metal exhaust pipe dangling by a fraying wire, an object that could kill another driver or course worker and no black flag.
Not to mention the infamous "Doctor Evil fine
" against McLaren which many view as an undisguised attempt to drive Ferarri's only real competition out of the sport altogether.
It is starting to remind me of the 1933 Tripoli Grand Prix anymore.
How about we let the 2009 "season" consist of nothing more than spectators paying beaucoup
€€€ just to watch Ecclestone and his buttkissers sit around and make up rules! Yeah, there's something I'd pay big sponsoship bucks to promote!
I've been a Ferrari fan since a relative bought one in 1960 and I started paying attention to the sport. But this is just a disgrace.
To top it off, the stewards are just flat wrong - stupid wrong in fact and here's why.
No quarrel about the need for Hamilton to give back the position but the sporting regs don't say how long he has to stay behind Kimi. The stewards wrongly claimed that Hamilton "used his momentum" from straightlining the chicane to overtake Kimi. What is wrong about that? Simple. Kimi had the racing line through the second half of the chicane and THE ENTIRE LENGTH of the front straight to accelerate to his braking point for La Source
Hamilton drove back out on the circuit at some point past the chicane exit then COULD NOT ACCELERATE until Kimi had passed. Think of it as a drag race from a point some unspecified distance from the La Source
braking point. They are more or less traversing the same distance but Kimi is allowed to accelerate the whole distance and Hamilton was only allowed to accelerate after Kimi was safely past him.
Momentum favored Kimi all the way!
From the point when Kimi was fully in front of Hamilton again it was a motor race - except for the rulemaking body which will do anything to give Ferrari unmerited advantage.
Jesus, Ecclestone, don't make me go back to watching Indy Cars!
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.