First he stopped where the other drivers stop. Which is immediately after the pit exit. This is normal he wasn't penalized for this.jz11 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:53 pmmy mistake wording it like that, I see people here are extremely keen on how exactly something is written and just plain ignore the thought behind it - which, if you did follow my posts about this, would indicate I was talking about his second stop (I think it was second, because there is nothing but track after the one I did see) at the end of pit exit, and by "second place he stopped" was supposed to be written by me "other place he stopped", which technically would be the first one, and I just looked up the wording of the documents you referred to, and they both say the same thing without being very specific where the first and the second one took placeWynters wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:58 amThe Stewards indicate where he carried out the second start in their notification of the incident. It might be worth reading those documents before arguing about them for multiple pages?
so, please, tell me, where did he do the first one? where can I SEE it, not read about it
to be absolutely clear, this is the place I was talking about that I did see, but haven't seen the other one
https://www.formula1.com/en/video/2020/ ... start.html
He stopped a second time further away from the pit exit, in that space on the right after the long curve. By the letter of the Law he was not wrong. But the Stewards penalized him for not practice starting in the designated place, which they failed to accurately define.
The second penalty in my interpretation, was applied because Hamilton failed to maintain a constant speed through the pit exit. Even this one is a little wishy washy because it is saying that after the first attempted practice start which he abandoned, he should have continued without stopping again through the "Pit exit." However as defined by the Race notes map..the areas in question are not a part of the pit exit.
So all in all it is all moot. The Stewards failed to comprehensively define where practice starts are allowed and not allowed.