Originally Posted by johanness
In any other sport they would have received penalties for that type of unsportsmanlike conduct.
Pretty much no other team in the paddock really had any issue with that incident. The rules allow it, and the only reason it was a benefit was because of the unique condition of the starting grid in Austin. Considering that Massa was a free pass card for Alonso regardless of when it happened.
Not to mention that it is a team sport, and Ferrari would have been under just as much scrutiny, maybe more, if they hadn't of done everything in their power.
Largely a non-issue, and if it was then the rules would be revised next season to cover it. (I've heard nothing suggesting that they will be.)