Lewis’s fine line

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The poor stan­dard of F1 stew­ard­ing was high­lighted once again at the re­cent Monaco GP.

The clas­si­fi­ca­tion of ‘rac­ing in­ci­dent’ is used far too of­ten and far too eas­ily. A gen­uine rac­ing in­ci­dent is when no party can be blamed. Lewis Hamil­ton has been ben­e­fit­ing from a great lack of will from stew­ards: not in the last cou­ple of races but over the last num­ber of years. Yet he al­ways goes un­pun­ished. Why? Other driv­ers have been given penal­ties but he seems im­mune.

Back in 2008, when he drove into the back of a sta­tion­ary Kimi Raikko­nen who was wait­ing at the end of the pit lane closed due to the red light, Robert Ku­bica was along­side him. There was no penalty.

Lewis drove into Jen­son But­ton, his own team-mate, in Canada and again there no penalty.

He force­fully shoved Feilpe Massa off the track at Sil­ver­stone in 2013 to gain a place and there was no penalty. Along with count­less other oc­ca­sions where he has forced ri­vals off the track to pass. Austin Rush­worth Lin­colnshire

Mo­tor­sport News, June 1

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