June 30, 2010
Lewis is flying high!
Hamilton is on a roll. Fresh with the knowledge he's at the moment enjoying the full protection of the FIA and the British press core, he continues to miss wonderful opportunities to keep quiet, ribbing Ferrari and Alonso for getting passed by "a Sauber" and thanking the FIA for the wonderful job they are doing this year. We wonder how he might have reacted had he too been forced to pit behind the safety car and emerged behind both Alonso and Massa, remember he had to change his front wing along with the tires. Anyway... as St. Bernie teaches, controversy is good for F1 sales.
Speaking of safety, the FIA made the case that the safety car had to be launched in the middle of the field to protect the medical car dispatched to help with Webber' potential (but thankfully inexistent) injuries. Would it not be the case then that consciously racing past the safety car in order to drive as fast as possible, including past the accident scene, back to the pits shows a blatant disregard for other racer's safety? Should that not have been a black flag offense, or at the very least deserve probationary status moving forward? I seem to remember Renault being banned for a race because they did not screw a lug nut in properly.... I'm just saying.