Whatever your position on Nico Rosberg's suspicious trip up the Mirabeau escape road in the final minute of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, you will agree that it was unfortunate for those behind him - and that wasn't only Lewis Hamilton - who lost out on what would have been their key qualifying laps.
A badly-timed yellow flag is an inherent risk in motorsport, particularly in qualifying. At a tight track like Monaco, drivers will always face the danger that when their tyres are at their best and they embark on what should be the ultimate lap, someone else will make an error and ruin everything.
This situation is unavoidable. No matter what action is taken, it's impossible to give a driver back a lap that they had to abandon. There is no way to cancel out the consequences.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.