Head still upset at Indy penalty

Williams technical director Patrick Head has labelled Juan Montoya's Indianapolis drive-through penalty 'unnecessarily harsh,' at the same time calling for more consistency in decision-making

Head still upset at Indy penalty

Head said at Suzuka: "Rubens Barrichello said to me he thought he'd left enough room and there was no doubt that Juan Pablo's move was an aggressive one that ended up with Rubens off the road. But, the penalty was a championship-deciding one for Juan Pablo and, without it, he would have come here still in a position to compete.

"Of course I'm going to say that it was unnecessarily harsh but I'm still flabbergasted looking at Silverstone, when Michael Schumacher crossed from one side of the track to the other and pushed Alonso on the grass at 200mph, which was apparently okay, but then Ralf wasn't okay at Hockenheim."

Asked his opinion on perceived Ferrari favouritism, Head answered: "I would say there is a reasonable variety of decision-making but we're always being told we are paranoid and it's so easy to drop into that mode of thinking. It's not productive but certain events that involve Ferrari and the FIA particularly have amazed me in the past.

"I've got strong respect for Charlie Whiting [the FIA Technical Delegate] but he's not always his own master and he has a difficult path to run. And I'm not going to get myself into any more trouble than that..."

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