One assumes that guest steward Emerson Fittipaldi had booked a late departure flight out of Montreal, as he was kept busy officiating over a range of race incidents brought to the Stewards’ attention during the race.

Those summoned to post-race hearings included Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa, Robert Kubica, Adrian Sutil, Jaime Alguersuari and Rubens Barrichello.

Drive-through penalties were also handed out to Vitaly Petrov (twice!) and Nico Hülkenberg, in addition to a 20-second post-race time penalty to Felipe Massa for pit lane speeding after his pit stop in the closing laps following his contact with Michael Schumacher.

That incident was also the subject of an official Stewards’ hearing, where it appeared that Massa was forced onto the grass trying to pass Schumacher into the last chicane. The Stewards deemed that no further action was required after speaking with both Massa and Schumacher after the race.

Robert Kubica and Jaime Alguersuari both paid visits to the Stewards’ room as well, and both drivers were reprimanded – but not penalised – for their respective indiscretions during the race.

Kubica was chided for an unsafe entry to the pit lane, where he chopped across the path of Adrian Sutil en route to the pit entrance.

Alguersuari was reprimanded for an on-track incident with Rubens Barrichello, which was not broadcast on the FOM world feed.

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