Post by ~misfit~ Post by Mower Man Post by Heron
"Totally deserved the penalty today and have no problem accepting
it," said Hamilton later. "Was a mistake on my behalf and I take
full responsibility for it. It wasn't intentional.
Unlike the supercilious, pretentious newsgroup's clown prince,
Lewis apparently doesn't understand that it should NOT have
been a penalty because, after all, it wasn't intentional.
Intention is irrelevant - Raikkonen was impeded. End of.
However, Hamilton will start from 4th, not 5th, because of the way in
which penalties are applied.
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http://youtu.be/3Cj6WJBD_GE Less than 2 minutes so you should be good.
To me that video made no sense at all.
First, Magnussen's 5-place penalty applied, and he was dropped SIX
places from position 6 to 11. Then Hamilton's 3-place penalty was
applied and he was dropped THREE places from position 2 to 5. Then the
gaps were closed. As I said, this makes absolutely no sense because the
penalties are applied differently: 6 positions for the 5-position
penalty, and 3 positions for the 3-position penalty. Even F1 isn't this
If someone _really_ knows better, please correct me, but my
understanding of how it really goes is as follows:
Magnussen's 5-place penalty is applied by moving him down SIX places, as
shown in the video. So he goes to position 11, and all drivers from
11-20 are dropped down one place to 12-21, respectively. There is now an
empty space at position 5.
Then, and this is different from what was shown in the video, Hamilton's
3-place penalty is applied by moving him down *FOUR* places, from position
2 to 6. All drivers between position 6-21 are moved down one place to
positions 7-22. There now are gaps at positions 2 and 5.
Now, and only now, the gaps are closed, and everyone move to their final
start positions 1-20.
To me it looks that the video happens to get the right result by