His time is slowest than the slowest qualifying time in 2009 for that circuit. Just to put this year's formula 1 in context. I don't think "who has the least shit time with tyres" is a great yard stick for a driver's competency nor is a one off qualifying slot disproving of the statement.
Is this Sam Michael's area of control? If it is, then McLaren needs to fire that freaking guy. Ever since he came to the team, the pit crew has been making so many silly mistakes. A whole five tenth quicker but can't afford that little bit more fuel?! WTF
It seems that Sam Michael told the stewards Lewis stopping was a case of force majeure because of this individual. I don't know whether complete exclusion from the results is the default penalty, but if the stewards could have just excluded his times while he was running with too little fuel (leaving him 6th), Sam Michael telling them nonsense may have tipped the scales (as well as the fact that it was McLaren that caused this rule to be created!) Whitmarsh also talked about it being a 'technical fault'. Doesn't reflect well on those two.
Additionally, I believe that this means Jenson Button has the highest qualifying average this season: 4.8. No really.
I don't know whether you do this on purpose or not, but bloody hell you seem to contradict yourself in every ****ing post. Not all of them were "Maldonado dick moves", probably only the first one and the one at Spa were "his fault", the Hockenheim one was all Grosjean getting a bee in his bonnet, and the Monaco one a crash in wet weather. Two of them are just as "Open to interpretation" as any Lewis Hamilton incident in Formula One!