FIA F1 - Schumacher Should Have Received A Penalty In Monza
Noblesville, Sept. 13, 2011: Derek Daly who was an FIA Steward at the Italian Grand Prix this past weekend thinks that Michael Schumacher should have been penalized for his blocking of Lewis Hamilton. Schumacher's aggressive defensive style of driving is expected but while the FIA did warn him in the early stages of his battle with Hamilton, on Lap 20, Daly believes he stepped over the line with a blatant double block move on the approach to the first Lesmo corner.
"On Lap 20, Race director, Charlie Whiting, asked the stewards to look at an incident between Massa and Trulli at the second chicane. While looking at the slo-mo video of this incident, I missed the Schumacher/Hamilton incident that happened at that moment. When I looked at it again at home, I believe that Schumacher should have been given a drive though penalty. He was warned repeatedly and this style of driving is not what you want the future generation of drivers to perfect. We as stewards probably let Charlie down with this one" said Daly.