Lewis Hamilton’s appeal ruled inadmissible
Hmn. Just found out that the FIAâ€™s International Court of Appeal has thrown out McLarenâ€™s case against Lewis Hamiltonâ€™s recent Belgian Grand Prix penalty on the grounds that their appeal was inadmissible. This is really bad. They are using the rules to deal with a fact everyone watching the race saw – that Lewis Hamilton gave back the lead when he crossed the chicane, and then overtook Kimi Raikkonen fair and square at the next cornner. It was one of the best Formula One races I had seen in ages, and the last time was when Fernando Alonso was enroute to his first Formula One World Championship. However, according to Planet-f1.com, there is a scandal brewing already. According to FIA email correspondence, Tony Scott Andrews, a man held in high regard in Formula One circles, admitted to making “an inadvertent error” while he was chief steward at the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix. This has major implications for the FIA decision on Hamilton. The full story on the scandal is here but the FIA is seriously screwing up Hamilton’s chances of deservedly winning the 2008 World Championship!