Renault has issue with Hamilton Enthralled fans worldwide watched the action packed Malaysian grand prix yesterday as several top drivers fought their way up through the field from the back of the grid. One such battle included the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton and the Renault of rookie racer Vitaly Petrov, a battle the McLaren eventually won, collecting a warning from the stewards for his trouble.
After making a move on the Renault and taking the place with relative ease as he sliced his way through the field, Lewis Hamilton was taken by surprise when the young rookie took the position back soon afterwards. Resuming the battle, Hamilton took a little longer to get past again, however when he did so he was determined not to let the Renault back past.
In his determination, Hamilton moved across the track several times, in front of the Renault, in fact to onlookers it was as if the two cars were tethered together. The McLaren would move across and a fraction of a second later, the Renault was right behind him.
The stewards issued a warning saying he was using excessive blocking maneuvers, making more than the one directional move, however that was the end of it, until after the race that is when Renault boss Eric Boullier, revealed that they had complained during the event and that in his opinion Hamilton definitely did the wrong thing....
"We just raised our point of view. Very frankly, it is very clear in the regulations that you can have one change of direction, so when you do three in a row something is wrong,” he told Autosport. "He got a warning for dangerous driving, but I am not sure it is enough. It is definitely clearly written in the regulations that you cannot do any more than one direction change, and it is something you should not be doing."
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