I agree with you on that one Ray. Last in points last in pitlane. That's how it should be (even though being a Lewis, Heikki & McMerc fan I LIKE this turn of events I cannot deny that maybe it isn't really the most - for want of a better word - honest thing for the FIA to have sancitioned.) All being said though, I think McMerc do deserve this in one way, as the punishment delt to them, IMHO, was too harsh to start with.
Although, maybe the theory is that technically they aren't last in points, Mclaren drivers scored enough points to be 1st (or 2nd?) but the team was not allowed to use those points in the 2007 WCC. There's a bit of a grey area there which I think has been expolited to allow Mc-Merc to have a half decent pit box.
P_O_L: you've got to learn to curb that bias man. In you're first post you talk about how the F1 fans all wanted Mclaren out and Bernie kept them in. I bet I could find a fair few people who wanted Mclaren in. I wanted them in for a start. (I admit it would not have been RIGHT, but that's still what I'd have liked to have happened.)
Also the point about Hamilton "Causing" the accident at Fuji -
firstly he didn't, it cannot be proved he did, and in my opinion (which I'm trying to be as unbiased as I can here) from viewing the video's it looks like yes, Lewis could have delt with the situation better than he did. But he certainly wasn't the CAUSE of the accident. If that's the case then Jarno Trulli caused Kubica's accident at Montreal!
And secondly: what on earth does the Fuji incident have to do with Mclaren's "cheating"?! why should a team be penalised based upon the actions of one of their drivers lack of finesse in such a situation. They didn't tell him to try and cause a pile up.
Finally I completely agree with Roland above, I fail to see how this 5th pit garage issue is Mclaren cheating? Surely it's nothing more than a cock-up by the FIA? I mean, its not like Mclaren have already setup shop at Melbourne, chaining themselves to the pit garage refusing to move in protest. The FIA have given them this garage position (supposedly - I've not read an article yet which deals with this issue). Put it this way: if you're running an F1 team, and you're expecting the back of the pitlane, if an FIA email arrives in your inbox saying:
Subject to me wanting something of a spectacle this year, and insted facing the possibility of a Ferrari walkover, I've decided to give you pit garage #5.
Hope you enjoy,
are you going to email back saying:
a) Thankyou Bernie, you won't regret it.
b) Thanks, but it wouldn't be right, we'll stay at the back of the grid and take the hugely disproportionate fine on the chin too.
I thought so.
Silence is golden when you don't know a good answer.