|Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 152):|
You can pretty clearly see Kimi ahead of Lewis on the straight (really awesome video by the way...regardless)...and you can also see Kimi...Take Lewis off the track in a yellow Flag...and passed Rosberg too..
I will give you guys this..it doesn't *sound* like he lifted off that pedal for too long...although he did...and you can see Kimi clearly ahead.
From what I've seen in the video: The gain Hamilton had from having involuntarily cut through the chicane was minimal at best. He gave that mininal advantage back to Räikönnen, as he was supposed to, and took the opportunity to get back into the slipstream to overtake him later on. It happened very quick (which in the eyes of the Ferrari fanbois may be something suspicious), but any driver would have done this. Hamilton probably did make a small mistake, as he misjudged a bit his speed and where he was on the track, something that may have caused him to cut through the chicane in the first place, but as I said, it was involuntary, and after having cut through the chicane, he let Kimi overtake him (as per the rules), and he would then have to try again, which he successfully did.
Personally, I am starting to see a certain degree of bias towards Ferrari within FIA. The Spygate thing from last year was already ridiculous enough, because Ferrari was never punished, only McLaren. I mean, Ferrari is just as much to blame for this as McLaren, because they could have kept that information under more stricter security which they didn't. But as we know, only McLaren was punished, and the constructor's championship was basically decided through this arbitration. Granted, in this incident from Spa, Stefano Domenicali may not be very happy that they got the win through arbitration, but Domenicali has no real say at all at Ferrari. He only leads the F1 team Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, that's it. The really powerful guy at Ferrari, and someone who has historically had a major influence on Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, and still has lots of influence with them, is the boss of Ferrari's parent, Luca di Montezemolo, CEO of Fiat S.p.A.
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