My last reply has mysteriously disappeared. Maybe some of the people running Pakwheels are Mclaren fans:p
I understand your paranoia, j/k rather your concern about there being a conspiracy against Mclaren. I would say that it`s not so much a conspiracy but a general feeling of Ferrari bias. It has been there for years if not decades and a lot of the teams that have gone up against Ferrari in the championship have felt hard done by the FIA, just ask Williams and Renault.
Going back to the Spa incident. I think the appeal just like the incident is 50-50. We
ll find out on Sep 22nd. All i would say is that had Hamilton not cut the chicane he would not have had the speed to dive down the inside of Raikkonen at turn 1. I dont see that as a genuine overtaking place, now that the bus stop chicane has been revised. ( read that ruined)
And this brings us to a point where beglar and I disagree some what I think. I feel Raikkonen has lost and ruined this championship as much as anyone else has won it. The Ferrari was and still is a slightly superior car to Mclaren. His inability to get the best out of it in qualifying and having to run heavy as a result to get a good result in the race has compromised his season big time.
Talking of competitive cars, when you roll out a silver car which in effect is a silver Ferrari aka vodafone Ferrari Mclaren Mercedes then you have to be prepared for FIA to come down hard on you. I wold say there is British bias in FIA. They expelled Mclaren and took away their points last season but didn
t take the points away from either driver! why? Weren't they driving a car which was deemed to be illegal? If FIA thought that was the case as they clearly did then the drivers should have been stripped off the points too but the only reason that didn't happen is because we had a rookie is F1 who was doing so well, who happens to be British and the first black driver in F1. Thats my explanation of it. How else do you explain the penalty that Alonso received at Hungaroring in what was an internal team matter. An incident which was not reported to the stewards by the team but one that they, the race stewards thought fit enough to interfere in.
As for the Italian GP. I think the forecast is for more rain and if that's the case i expect Hamilton to come sailing through the pack because the Mclaren is the best car to have in low track temperatures and changeable weather. If it stays wet through out, Ferrari have a chance but if its wet-dry, dry-wet race, Ferrari is out of it. Strange that it should be this way. Traditionally Ferrari have been very good in the wet and changing conditions but Mclaren seem to have the upper hand on them now for some reason.
Ahh wait a second....it might be all the information they stole from Ferrari(H)