Why penalising Hamilton was the right move

Why penalising Hamilton was the right move

In the wake of a penalty-littered Monaco Grand Prix weekend for Lewis Hamilton, Edd Straw argues that race stewards are right to penalise ill-judged overtaking moves, in a bid to prevent a potential on-track catastrophe

In recent days, the argument that Formula 1 needs excitement has been used as a justification for why Lewis Hamilton should not have been penalised for what happened during the Monaco Grand Prix.

Superficially, it's a compelling argument, for punishing someone for an error made while trying to pull off the kind of spectacular move that makes the sport what it is, surely is a charter for the processional races that have, at times, threatened to sap grand prix racing of its popularity? After all, Hamilton has pulled off some passing moves during his F1 career that have had us all on our feet applauding.

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