Yes he should have been penalised as well. The FIA have been negligent in that issue and have now set a stupid and dangerous precedent.Birel99 wrote:What about vettel and Alonso in Germany! If anyone is to be penalized for pit lane battles this year it should be Vettel should have recieved a drive through for forcing alonso out of the white line.
Great drive from Massa. with two of the most demanding circuits for engines coming up we will have to see how ferrari do! or if it just an oil issue, maybe they will give up performance in favor of finishing!
Erm, you are wrong - not that Massa was the race leader, but in thinking that this should have any baring whatsoever on his release from his pit box. What the hell should Sutil have done? Just sat there alongside Massa's pit box until he was safely away!? That is so disingenuous it's untrue.Ray wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but Massa was the race leader! Is the race leader supposed to just say, 'Oh excuse me , please forgive my rudness for wanting to keep my lead intact. Please go ahead of me, after all, you are a lap down and I'm only leading the F*CKING race!!'? Please. Sutil, regardless of what time Massa exited his stall, should have given way to the race leader. End of story. That's how lapped cars are supposed to behave, on or off the track.
Taking the hypothetical example of Massa and Hamilton pitting at the same time, with Massa leading, on a circuit where Ferrari have their pits at the entrance to the pit lane with McLaren at the other end. Would it be okay for Hamilton to be released into Massa's side? Technically he would have been leading the race at that point!
I can now see a situation where the lead is decided in this manner, with the team just paying the 10k Euros for a shot at winning the race.