In the Driver's Seat: Stewards' decisions baffle at Sao Paulo Grand Prix

The drag reduction system is the key part of the rear wing that enables following cars to reduce drag.PHOTO: REUTERS

If Mercedes chief Toto Wolff sounded a little disillusioned with the stewarding at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Interlagos, it was a little difficult not to sympathise with him.

First, Lewis Hamilton, 19 points behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the best title fight for years, had to take a five grid-place penalty for running the fifth internal combustion engine (ICE) of his campaign. Fair enough, those are the rules, and everybody accepted them.

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