Most stupid decision ever. Alonso had to get back to pits and he wasn't even racing back
I disagree. Yes the penalty is harsh and ridiculous but Alonso didn't have to get back to the pits, what he had to do was stop asap knowing that he was gonna lose a wheel. The problem is that Renault keeping the car on track with a loose wheel is no different than Ferrari letting Kimi drive with an exhaust bouncing all over the place, how come Ferrari wasn't summoned to any meeting and wasn't suspended for the following race ?
Please don't take my comment as an accusation of favoritism toward Ferrari because it's not. I'm only saying that this penalty isn't fair considered that Ferrari wasn't suspended for doing something far more dangerous IMO.
It only shows once again that the FIA and F1 just can't get things to be equal. One more example of why the stewards should be the same for all races.
Edited by Touti, 26 July 2009 - 16:53.