First of all Zidane would still be sent off. He headbutted the guy ! (but that is a different argument) 2nd If i'm cheated out of a race win, how is it going to help me if cheating Lewis Hamiton (or whoever) is out of the next race ? It will just be one less car in a pack of 20. What if it is the last race of the season, these snap decisions would decide the championship. Imagine if Mrpogo were in charge of the 1988 Olympics....... "Sorry Carl Lewis but Ben Johnson was cheating and hes going to keep the gold medal. Don't worry he won't be back in 1992, see you then." I agree the FIA have made some shocking decisions but I can't fault them on this. Hamiton/Maclaren lied, that's the problem. What difference do the understanding of the rules make ? They should have and should always tell the truth when ask by the stewards, the rule book will judge who is right. They should read it, instead they guess and lie.