The Renault team confirmed it had lodged a complaint with the Race Stewards at the Malaysian Grand Prix as a result of Lewis Hamilton’s extremely unsporting overly robust defence of his position against Vitaly Petrov.

Hamilton wasn't weaving here

The 2008 World Champion was seen to sharply weave some four times down the main straight in a bid to break the tow being gained by the following Renault driver.

The unwritten gentlemen’s agreement is a maximum of two direction changes to defend one’s position from an attacking car trying to pass.

"We … raised our point of view [to the Stewards]," Renault Team Principal Eric Boullier said to AUTOSPORT. "Very frankly, it is very clear in the regulations that you can have one change of direction, so when you do three in a row something is wrong.

"He got a warning for dangerous driving but I am not sure it is enough. It is definitely clearly written in the regulations that you can not do any more than one direction change and it is something you should not be doing."

The team went on to confirm, however, that it would not lodge a protest over the Stewards’ decision to issue Hamilton with a warning.

[Original image via GP Update]

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