Hamilton reprimanded after qualifyingLewis Hamilton was fined and reprimanded by the Canadian Grand Prix stewards following qualifying for the Montreal event.
McLaren defends Hamilton call
McLaren has defended telling Lewis Hamilton to turn his engine off on the slowing down lap after Canadian Grand Prix qualifying - even though its actions earned it a fine and have led to suggestions from rival teams about it being unfair.
When it comes to stewarding I think FIA always find those who lack common sense. How could they think that Hamilton should return in the pits when he has stopped his car on the long straight, or are they saying that Hamilton should ran out of fuel and penalised for that.
I have seen the repeat of Qualifying on StarSports in early morning, and I was laughing at the way he was trying to push his car down the straight, that was something which is not a usual sight in nowadays F1. Also the Medi-Car was arrived quite late and I am amazed that why they have not used a rope to tow the car back to pits. The penalty on Hamilton is completely stupid decision by the Stewards.
I think the hard tyre call was by Renault Company as all the 3 Renault power cars in Q3 have used them and not a decision by RedBull or Renault F1 team.
Well, Heikki almost beat the Sauber of Kobayashi, also remember he is the driver who can't beat a back off the grid team in the best car of the grid 2 years back.
Mercedes is using the long wheel base car in this GP but I think as been said by @mani1 that Schumacher only don't makes to Q3 because he was on Hards while all other drivers were on Softs otherwise he would be in Q3 if he was on Softs. The car will still be on the last 2 spots as shown by Rosberg qualifying 10th on the grid and been beaten by both Force India and Renault.
Force India was a real surprise as they both not only have qualified for Q3 but also Liuzzi beats Sutil in a straight fight for the grid position.