At first glance, the argument that drivers should not be punished for their teams and engine suppliers making errors through engine component and gearbox changes is compelling.
After all, why hit the drivers with grid penalties for something outside of their control? It has a big impact on what is called the drivers' championship, so why not just take away points from the team?
It's an argument espoused by some very shrewd observers of Formula 1 who are usually very difficult to disagree with given how rational most of their arguments are. Autosport's own Gary Anderson has also argued this case well.