OCTOBER 5, 2007
Investigation into Hamilton causes criticism
The FIA has run into a certain amount of criticism as a result of the decision to look into Lewis Hamilton's driving behind the Safety Car at Fuji.
The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling daily newspaper, thundered: "Formula 1 bosses? They™re not fit to run a quiet, country petrol station in Chipping Sodbury. Let alone the multi-billion pound business that is grand prix racing." The newspaper went on to say that the season had been "tainted by enormous and unwanted controversy" and accused the motor racing governing bodies of "cackhandedness".
This was one of the most extreme views expressed but the general feeling was negative - which is not surprising in the circumstances.