Please, dont be naive.
Refusing to race could be considered as bringing the sport into a disrupt, as regulat3d by FIA code.
Remember Indianapolis 2005?
Not paying your drivers is also bringing the sport into disrepute.
Are you really comparing a driver breaking a contract and staying at home with the mess of Indianapolis 2005? By that logic, each time a team has broken the contract of a driver middle in a season has brought the sport into disrepute. Drivers have not been taken away their superlicenses for taking part in spying-gates, crash-gates and so on, which obviously does put the sport into disrepute.
Moreover, can you imagine Jean Todt taking Räikkönen's superlicense away, I mean, Todt, that Todt that seems to think Kimi Räikkönen is a teddy-bear and can't stop hugging him non-stop each time they meet in WRC or F1?
Chances are much higher Bernie is talking about the issue ending up in court with Lotus and Kimi fighting there, which might mean years of fighting and no money at all at the end of the day