Now, I am of the opinion that F1 stewards are interfering way too much by giving out way too many penalties. But, some of them are warranted, so that is really not the issue I want to bring up in this thread. Instead, it is the unfairness of the grid penalties.
With the grid-place penalties, you cannot be demoted to anywhere further back than the 22nd place (or the pitlane, in essence the same thing). So, if you recieve a 10-place penalty and you qualify 15th, your penalty is in reality just a 7-place penalty, since you get to start 22nd, but had you qualified 7th, you would have gotten the entire 10-place penalty and started 17th. Fair? I think not. Therefore, I propose that the grid-place penalties are removed entirely and replaced with stop-go penalties at the beginning of the race, to be taken within the first three (racing) laps. In my opinion that would be more fair. What do you think?