So? If the track were wider, Hamilton would have passed without getting his tyres dirty. Neither of those two things are true or relevant.
But it wasn't. Hamilton overtook outside the track. But it's not the first time a driver does it without penalty, so it doesn't matter. End of discussion.
Alonso was behind so it was just defending with him, but Lewis was alongside. Once a driver is in that position, you absolutely cannot just run over to the inside and push them off the road. Thats not defending anymore, its just desperation and it could be very dangerous if it happens in the wrong place.
No it wasn't, according to the stewards,
The stewards added: "Had a significant portion of Car 4 (Hamilton) been alongside that of Car 8 (Rosberg) whilst Car 4 still remained within the confines of the track, then the actions of Car 8 may not be considered legitimate."
Edited by 4MEN, 22 April 2012 - 17:22.