F1 » POLL: Did Hamilton get the right penalty?


Lewis Hamilton lost pole position in Spain after running short on fuel on his in-lap during qualifying - but was he treated too harshly by the race stewards?

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westy - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 12:02 PM

well obviously not ... why not a 5grid penalty... all the way to the back takes the p*&s!! looking on the bright side of things hamilton will have a very good race starting 24th and dont use all think that the way he is taking all the problems maclaren are giving him this year very well he hasn't moaned half as much as jenson this year got to give hamilton credit for his calmness in all this .. maby 5th or higher would be great from todays race podiuym would be special but as he said "pedal to the metal i have nothing to lose". :)

Jonkinov - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 12:09 PM

Blame it on the TEAM...Mc Laren team is so BAD this year... in evrything !
They have the BEST Car, The BEST Driver, but half personel of the team have no PASSION to win... don't know WHY ??? There's so many mistake in the past races...
They must CHANGE to be a SOLID team with PASSION to win if they want to be this year World Champs...

Louise - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 12:09 PM

Obviously YES! McLaren just can't seem to stop CHEATING!

Maybe they should ADD ANOTHER $100,000,000 fine, or whatever it was.

Bending the rules until they ALMOST snap is quite different to breaking them.

westy - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 12:13 PM

louise why chat bull... mclaren took fuel out when they ment to put more in when they realised that they were taking it out they started putting fuel back in then let him do his final run in q3 its just laughable how they can make such an error and should not of chance his final rum better startin 5th or 6th than 24th

arcuid

May 13, 2012 12:17 PM
Last Edited 862 days ago

Louise, teams have cheated before. Jenson's old BAR team were given a 2 race ban after scrutineers found 2 tanks during the 2005 San Marino GP. The Williams duo of Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya were stripped of points at the Canadian GP in 2004 due to illegal fuel. Teams do cheat on occasion and also break the 11 Commandment of "Don't get caught."

Jim - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 12:31 PM

At all the mclaren haters.....and redbull/ferrari lovers. Its funny that you label Mclaren persistant cheaters then overlook all the bending of rules and cheating that everyone else does. Dubious loopholes that, for example, let Redbull get away with a flexible wing that everyone thinks is exploiting the rules, not getting back to the pits after a race due to light fuelling (which is surely worse than lewis's qualifying fuel issue).
Its obvious that Bernie has his favorites, just worrying that he dosen't try and hide it........just look who he is always hanging around with on the gridwalk.............he's infatuated with Vettel and
Redbull

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