Hamilton stripped of third place at Australian GP

[SIZE=4]KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was stripped of his third-place finish at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on Thursday for giving misleading evidence to race stewards.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Toyota’s Jarno Trulli was reinstated to his original third-place finish by the stewards, while Hamilton and McLaren were excluded from the results and receive no points.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]The sport’s world governing body, FIA, reopened the investigation Thursday into the circumstances under which Trulli passed Hamilton during a safety car period in Melbourne on Sunday.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]The hearing interviewed both drivers and teams, and heard new evidence which included radio transmissions between teams and drivers in Melbourne, as well as technical data from the race.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]After deliberating for several hours, FIA released a statement which said Hamilton and McLaren “acted in a manner prejudicial to the conduct of the event by providing evidence deliberately misleading to the stewards.”[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]In Melbourne, Trulli was penalized 25 seconds after a post-race hearing, dropping him from third to 12th place. His reinstatement to third now gives him six championship points and puts Toyota second in the constructors’ championship with 11 points, after teammate Timo Glock finished fourth.[/SIZE]

You have to laugh dont you.

Well, there will always be lots of controversy especially when safety car comes in.

Sad! It’s all gone a bit tour de France. :wink: