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Yellow flag evaders reprimanded

Four drivers' reprimanded by the Stewards after ignoring the yellow flags
Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Jaime Alguersuari have all been reprimanded after failing to slow for the yellow flags in the latter stages of today's F1 2011 Spanish Grand Prix.

The indiscretions occurred near the end of the 66-lap race, when Team Lotus man Heikki Kovalainen crashed out on lap 51 at turn 4.

Despite the reprimands though, no time penalties were applied and thus the result remains unchanged.

The full statement from the FIA's stewards of the meeting – namely Paul Gutjahr, Radovan Novak, Mark Blundell and Silvia Bellot - read:


The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed... and impose the penalty referred to.

Driver / No: Mark Webber #2
Driver / No: Lewis Hamilton #3
Driver / No: Jenson Button #4
Driver / No: Jaime Alguersuari #19

Session: Race

Fact: The driver set his personal best sector time in Sector 2 while yellow flags were displayed at turn 4

Offence: Breach of Appendix H, Article 2.4.5.1 (b) of the 2011 FIA International Sporting Code.

Penalty: Having heard both the driver and team representative and viewed video evidence, the Stewards decide to reprimand the driver.


Did the stewards make the right decision?

Have your say and let us know your opinion in the Crash.net comments section below...



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pitstop - Unregistered

May 22, 2011 5:29 PM

Langeralonso,Mclaren have been penalised probably more times than any other team in the past(unlike Ferrari who always get away with it),i think this is the first time ever Lewis has gone to the stewards and actually not been penalised.

pitstop - Unregistered

May 22, 2011 4:42 PM

Whats going on here how come's Lewis was'nt penalised?,maybe the stewards have finally seen sense at long last and not penalised him just for the sake of it,well done!



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