Silverstone was an interesting race in the sense that schumacher won the race without taking his stop and go penalty. Unfortunately it was during the Mosley years when Ferrari went unpunished for most things so the win stood.
I dont know why people still go on saying it went unpunished etc etc
and i have read about the loophole numerous times in this very forum
It is that back then there was no rule of taking the penalty within 3 laps ( this i have some doubt)
There was no rule of taking the penalty in the last lap
and nowadays the pit boxes SHOULD come after the start finish line, but back then this was not the case
No rule stating you cannot finish the race on track (these is rule now)
All these loopholes meant the old Brawn and Schumy pair exploited it
Frankly they didnot break any rule back then, it was after this very race did FIA stepped in to close these loopholes
Thats why now you cannot take a drive thru at the final 3 laps, and all the pit boxes comes after start finish line....see this pic http://www.motorspor.....0High Res.jpg
you will understand how the pitboxes are placed
Well this being Schumacher incident people take the easy route and call them cheat, rather than understand what it is.
Edited by EdwardCullen, 20 July 2011 - 15:40.