Exactly this. Mercedes can use this for their defence, and they'd be right as well. Very clever stuff from them.mikeyg123 wrote:It's not possible to rescind the penalty for that reason. Even if Ferrari could get the stewards to publicly state they made a mistake the race result won't change. The only thing they can do is remove the penalty points.BMWSauber84 wrote:Yeah that's the issue and apparantly Mercedes are already preparing a defence along the lines of 'We drove a more cautious strategy as a result of the penalty.'sandman1347 wrote:I would genuinely be shocked if they overturned that penalty. Only because the penalty had a direct impact on how the rest of the race played out. Hamilton knew he didn't need to actually overtake Vettel on the track in order to win. Without the penalty, the situation would have been completely different.Option or Prime wrote:"Officials will consider whether Ferrari has "significant" new evidence.JN23 wrote:
Am I right in saying all that tomorrow's meeting is the stewards deciding whether Ferrari will actually be able to have a right to review? If they say no, then case closed and if they say yes, the right to review takes place some other time?
If they judge that Ferrari's submission meets that standard, stewards will then consider whether that justifies overturning the penalty.
As I read it they will deal with it then, though its not totally clear.
I doubt there is any room in the rules for a shared win where both drivers get 22 points each or something, so I'm really not sure how they will deal with this.
The only thing that I can think that this whole affair may do is to maybe start looking at the penalty system again. For example award penalties at the end of the race, but during the race I'd let them just race. With obvious exceptions, like cutting the chicane and giving the position back. Not many people like penalties after the race is over, but right now once the penalty is served during the race there is no way to take it back. And in case of a mistake, then how do you correct that?