With the talk about the #33 car being an ant's...uh, leg width outside the limits, I figured we could have a post about what you reckon is the worst/weirdest/silliest/etc penalty you've witnessed in motorsport?
For me, there are two that stand out, both in F1; Montoya's drive-through in the 2002 Malaysian GP when he went side-by-side with Michael Schumacher, who understeered into the Williams yet Juan was judged to be in the wrong despite leaving the Ferrari plenty of room...he still went on to finish second that day.
The second being the 2008 Belgian race which saw a titanic scrap on a damp track at the end between Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton. Lewis slithered past at the bus-stop chicane but missed his braking point so he gave the spot back to Kimi before nailling him under brakes for the hairpin. Unfortunately, the officials said Lewis hadn't given Kimi enough time ahead and slapped 20 seconds onto his finishing time which gifted the win to Kimi's teammate, Felipe Massa, after the Finn had crashed on the last lap.
Over to you guys...got any head-scratchers?