Lewis’s fine line
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