http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/can-document-47.pdfThe Stewards have reviewed video evidence and heard from the drivers and team representatives
regarding the incident on Lap 38 at Turn 3 between Car 5 (F. Alonso) and Car 4 (J. Button.)
Car 5 was on an out lap having pitted. Car 4 appeared to be firmly established on the inside line prior to
the entry of the corner and drove onto the kerb to avoid Car 5 on the outside.
In view of the conditions and the statements by both drivers and their team representatives, the
Stewards decide that this was a ?racing incident? and have taken no further action.
Rightly so; there would be too much of a shitstorm if a penalty was given.Re: The Button and Alonso crash
The official standing on the matter:
Well McLaren had set their car up to provide more downforce which allowed Button to bring his slick tyres in quicker than the others. Had Hamilton not been so impatient and hung around long enough he probably would've scored highly as well!I've now watched this race twice and it still baffles me how Button managed to finish 1st with six pit stops.
It is just the natural conclusion when an aggressive overtaker meets an aggressive defender.The Button-Alonso crash was clearly a racing incident, as was the Ham-Web, don't think anyone doubted that...
Although... Hamilton and Webber do like to run into each other a lot.
he is saying the exact same things as meHamilton came in for some stick after Sunday's Canadian GP where once again he was involved in several incidents.
Despite crashing out of the grand prix on lap 8, the McLaren driver faced three stewards' investigations, two of which were for tagging other drivers.
The first was when he put Mark Webber into a spin while the second involved his own team-mate Jenson Button. And it was that accident that resulted in Hamilton retiring from the grand prix.
It was the second successive race in which Hamilton faced a barrage of investigations having twice been penalised in Monaco for causing avoidable accidents.
The McLaren driver's antics led to him being criticised by past World Champions Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi.
"What Hamilton did there goes beyond all boundaries. He is completely mad," Lauda told RTL television while Fittipaldi reckons that "sometimes he is too aggressive when he tries to overtake."
However, Ecclestone believes people should back off with the criticism and just let Hamilton race.
"People have been wrong to rubbish Lewis," the F1 supremo told The Independent.
"What we want is people racing, and all the people who watch it want that.
"If you analyse what's been happening and how other drivers have been performing, Lewis shows up very well, and so do Sebastian (Vettel) and Jenson (Button).
So let him race. That's what people like him do.
"I was very, very good friends with (Ayrton) Senna, and if you look at what he did, he was a racer too, and people had to move over for him.
"Perhaps Lewis has made one or two questionable moves, but so have many of the others, and nobody bothers to look what's happening further down the field. It's always been like this.
"We saw a lot of people racing in Canada on Sunday, and Jenson did a super job. That's what the fans want to see."
Added what was missing."We saw a lot of people racing in Canada on Sunday, and Jenson did a super job, Lewis didn't. That's what the fans want to see."
The amount of space webber gave hamilton was ridiculously generous, and yet somehow angry webber still got tagged by hamilton.
And even though I tend to agree that it was a racing incident, I can't help but to think that hamilton was far too reckless and need to understand that winning doesn't happen on lap1.