Wrong. It took no more than 3 laps to show the penalty on TV and Alonso served a drive through around lap 5.
Have a look at it or watch the race again.
In Hamilton's case it was around 28 minutes which I think I can round to half an hour as much as you can round it down to 25 minutes. Doesn't change my point, doesn't make yours any better either.
It's a valid one as we will never have two different drivers committing the same offence under the same circumstances in two difference races. What you use as a valid point to excuse the FIA is what I consider unacceptable for the sport. The aerial footage was not from a plane or an helicopter outside the race, it was part of the show, not a fan recording it for fun. The several other drivers that broke the delta rule were going to be investigated after the race so they had nothing to do with a delay in Hamilton's penalty.
The delay was unacceptable. You need to see the aerial footage once to realise Hamilton overtook the SC, a footage which is part of the FOM and Race Control can access it immediately. If they didn't or they couldn't is what discredits F1 the most.
Ok, that's great. Because the two Ferraris were boxed between SC and medical car and the rest of the grid got a new time friendly penalty = 5 sec.
Title contenders: Hamilton-Button, Webber-Vettel, Alonso-Massa. Vettel won the race and Webber crashed, if the rest of the grid didn't say it out loud it doesn't mean it was fair or Ferrari is wrong. You only see a team/driver complaining when it affects them, as we've seen it in the past with all of them.
No. You're wrong. Taken from BBC as it happened: http://news.bbc.co.u...one/8626928.stm
Vitantonio Liuzzi on his first-lap crash: "I was just a passenger, I didn't see much. When I went into corner five the brake locked and I slid off."
Lap 8: De la Rosa's BMW Sauber has smoke coming out of it. Is that another Ferrari engine about to blow? Rosberg leads Button by 3.4 seconds. Hamilton is 12th. Vettel takes Webber to go into ninth.
Lap 7: Rosberg leads by 2.8 seconds from Button. Great battle between Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello. The Williams driver is not giving up his place easily though.
Lap 6: Right, who leads? It's Rosberg, Button, Kubica, De La Rosa, Sutil, Petrov, Webber and then Alonso. Those who did not come in the first time made the right call. Alonso serves his penalty. He has been into the pits three times now.Lap 5: Alonso gets a drive-through penalty
. Hamilton, in 12th, wants to go back to slicks as the intermediates have gone. Vettel in for slicks but as he exits the pits he goes side-by-side with Hamilton. That was very, very close.
Lap 4: Rosberg sets the fastest lap - a 1:51.312. Schumacher comes into the pits for his second stop.
Lap 3: The safety car is still out as the clearing up continues but it will be in at the end of the lap. Rosberg leads from Button, Kubica and Petrov.
Lap 2: Lots of drivers come in for intermediates. Alonso, Webber, Vettel, Schumacher are some of those in the pits. Hamilton looked as if he was staying but gets a late call to come in. Button still out.
Lap 2: Button tells his team that "Alonso must have jumped the start". Liuzzi seems to have been at fault for the shunt. He loses the car at Turn Six and takes out Kobayashi and Buemi. Alonso is under investigation by the stewards.
Lap 1: The safety car is out after a collision between Vitantonio Liuzzi, Kamui Kobayashi and Sebastien Buemi.
Lap 1: What a start from Alonso. Was it a jump start? He leaps ahead of both Red Bulls and leads the race. Webber gets in front of Vettel.
Alonso served it straight away because that was the best point to do so - ie just been a safety car, get it over with before the field spreads. It took 5 laps to issue the penalty. consider that the lap time around that track is around 1.40 at the start of the grand prix, plus the fact that the three of the first five laps were done behind a safety car and you realise that it took in excess of ten minutes to issue a penalty for something that Whiting saw with his own eyes.