Friday, April 3, 2009

Bingle Effect Continues

The Effects Continue

Hamilton stripped, McLaren deny lying

April 3, 2009

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has denied that Lewis Hamilton lied about an incident at the Australian Grand Prix after the Briton was stripped of his third place result.

The world champion was fourth in the Melbourne race when Toyota's Jarno Trulli passed him under safety car conditions on lap 57 last Sunday.

The incident earned the Italian a 25-second penalty, which saw him relegated to 12th, with Hamilton promoted onto the podium behind the Brawn 1-2 team of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.

But after a hastily arranged hearing in Malaysia on Thursday, the sport's governing body ruled that the Briton and his team deliberately provided misleading information on the circumstances leading to Trulli's penalty.

3 comments:

Frisky Librarian said...

You can't argue with the Bingle Effect.

dam buster said...

Nope and if you do you are in trouble.

Jayne said...

Yippee!