|Quoting Ncfc99 (Reply 79):|
I'd like to know why the rule was not enforced. Running another driver of the track at high speed, and no action taken?
It's controversial for sure which is why I believe the Stewards didn't choose to apportion blame.
Rosberg, when he initiated the move was completely within his right to do so.
Hamilton was also completely within his right to make the move to the right to pass.
I think what surprised everyone was the rate of closure and the rate that the gap disappeared.
Also, as the rules state "a significant portion" that in of itself is a gut-call to make as to what constitutes that portion.
Heck, a little online reading finds WDC Jackie Stewart fully in support of Rosberg and laying the blame on Hamilton.
Likewise, further reading finds WDC Jacques Villeneuve completely opposite and laying all the blame on Rosberg.
If two World Champion drivers can't agree........ that shows that this specific situation is one that likely falls into a somewhat large grey area of interpretation. That various factions are interpreting this to the best light of their particular favourite driver is clear.
Onwards to Monaco..... and we'll see what happens next. I'm interested to see how Pirelli's new Ultrasoft tyre works on the streets of the municipality.