The manoeuvre with Lewis looked spectacular but the stewards saw it my way (or is that I saw it their way?!?). Lewis did not have any part of the McLaren alongside the Mercedes while Nico was moving to the edge of the track to block that line and Lewis really was being offered the choice of back off or crash. Tough but fair as they said, and let's not forget the stewards now have a former F1 driver on the panel.
As for the Alonso situation it looked very commonplace, I suspect we heard Alonso's radio and saw the replay because of superficial similarities with the other incident.
I think Nico was pretty well on the borderline of the rules and the danger of the situation was as much in Lewis failing to take the option he was offered to get out of the throttle as happens countless times in a GP.
As for the comments here comparing the Rubens/Michael shocker, it just shows the lack of commonsense, obectivity or inside knowledge of the person posting. The replays of that incident clearly showed a situation where wheels touching wheels or wall at high speed was almost inevitable.
That's my view anyway, a wee bit naughty on Nico's part but not too different to the many times Jack Brabham gave opponents trying to pass a taste of his tough tactics. Or go to any speedway on a Saturday night.
Edited by Muz Bee, 29 April 2012 - 02:05.