andartop wrote:..However, it's still not legitimate me thinks. Of course it shouldn't have been Brawn that got punished but Heikki and McLaren. It's not against regulations to offer external assistance, but I'm pretty damn sure it is to accept it. Perhaps someone with more knowledge of the sporting code could enlighten us.
Why no one is crying foul at the stewards' decision to investigate this after the race is beyond me..surely, had it been a Ferrari car all the conspiracy theorists would be ranting about Fiarrari etc.
And didn't Massa serve a drive through penalty last year at Singapore? Why not Heikki???
I agree, this happened very early in the race and should have been a drive through as that was what happened to Massa in Singapore last year. However, they do reserve the right to give a retrospective 25 second penalty which they deem as an equivalent to a drive through, like the penalty for Hamilton in Belgium last year.
From what I understand a 25 second loss is more than the time you'd lose with a drive through, but you have the advantage of running the race without interruption and added traffic so I guess it evens out to some extent.
Anyway, its irrelevent with Kovalainen finishing out of the points either way.
A summary of the various post-race investigations:http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... 10119.html