the validity of the current regulations had been discussed during a recent meeting of the stewards' council in Paris, and that "a few changes might be coming" as a result.
"We had a council meeting in Paris which I headed with Charlie [Whiting] and came away with some good ideas."
Warwick thinks that the drive throughs are too harsh for some offenses and not harsh enough for others - it seems he'd like to have finer granularity. He also mentions that due to different pit lane lengths the drive through has different weight at different circuits.
Whether anything can come of them and they can be introduced, I don't know - this is all a new process, we didn't use to have these meetings. Charlie will go away, analyse it and make recommendations. There might be a few changes coming along in the next few months or year.
"Is a drive through at Canada, where you lose about 15s, the same as one at somewhere like Abu Dhabi for example?"
I say bring it on but do it right, in a manner that is comprehensible to drivers and fans.
Warwick also defended having a rotating panel of stewards, saying that the impartiality of the panel is beyond question regardless of who is on it.
"I can look back this year and think certain penalties have been too strong or too weak," he admitted. "If I step back I don't agree with some decisions, but that's because I don't have all the facts. I thought Schumacher should have been banned [following his move on Rubens Barrichello at Hungary 2010] but that wasn't the vote of the stewards. We haven't got all the facts. In the stewards room we have. We have all the angles, all the data and can make a more correct judgement."
Edited by KnucklesAgain, 04 July 2012 - 09:38.