|Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 47):|
Ladies and Gentleman...More info on Hamilton-Gate (Part 1 of GOD KNOWS HOW MANY) 2009
Full decision by Stewards
The Radio Transmission Text...With Audio Link
FIA insisting it was-Misled.
Super links BlueE. Bearing in mind the ambiguity of whether Truli is in front or behind, how on earth can they use the transcript from the cars to prove anything. Any conversation while trying to keep a car on a road is likely to have errors. And you can hardly be hanged for a misspeak.
from the last link
"Both the driver and the team manager stated that no such instruction had been given.
"The race director specifically asked Hamilton whether he had consciously allowed Trulli to overtake. Hamilton insisted that he had not done so."
The FIA added that both in radio communications and in an interview after the race, it was clear that McLaren had instructed Hamilton to let Trulli through.
Do we have a transcript of the race director conversation with Hamilton? What was asked and EXACTLY what was the answer? Absent that, I don't see how it is reasonable to dissect a conversation that was not the primary task of the guy at the time for deeper meaning. Are all the other car to pit conversations being analysed for slips?