Soft stewarding sets bad example

Soft stewarding sets bad example

The precedent is set: deliberately forcing another car off the track is pretty bad, but not that bad, according to the Sepang stewards. Edd Straw argues why they were wrong

"Between Turns 5 & 6, Car No. 5 was impeded by Car No. 11 during his fast lap. As a reaction to this, Car No. 5 deliberately forced Car No. 11 off the track."

The above is an extract from the GP2 stewards' statement after Arden International driver Johnny Cecotto Jr moved over on Russian Time's Sam Bird on a straight during qualifying for the opening round of the series in Malaysia last Friday.

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