‘Schumacher should have been punished for blocking Hamilton at Italian GP’
London: Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher got away with blocking McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton during Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix — because the stewards were not watching.
According to reports, Schumacher had swerved in front of Hamilton as they battled for third at Monza.
Now, Derek Daly, the driver representative on the stewards’ panel in Monza, says that Schumacher should have been given a drive-through penalty.
“It was a blatant double block. But on lap 20, race director Charlie Whiting asked stewards to look at an incident between Felipe Massa and Jarno Trulli. While looking at the slo-mo video of this, I missed the Schumacher-Hamilton incident,” Daly said.
“When I looked at it again at home, I believe Schumacher should have been given a drive-through penalty,” he added.
Hamilton eventually overtook Schumacher on lap 27 to finish fourth, while Schuamcher finished fifth in his Mercedes.
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