The FIA are considering altering the rule that cost Kimi Raikkonen and Alfa Romeo a points scoring finish at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The Finn was hit with a 30-second penalty post-race after beginning the red flag restart in the wrong position. Raikkonen spun at the first chicane and lost two places, which he didn't immediately take back.
This is because the lap that took place behind the safety car during the restart was seen as a kind of formation lap. Drivers must take back their positions and if they fail to do so, must start from the pit lane. Raikkonen did neither so he was handed a penalty.
Alfa Romeo were left dumbfounded by the decision, but RacingNews365.com understands the FIA has had internal discussions on whether the rules should be changed.
Raikkonen's situation was a very rare occurrence and the question is whether the combination of circumstances will happen again. The rules can't just be changed during the middle of the season without going through a bureaucratic process unless safety is at stake.
However, they can be clarified. In that case, the FIA can share the clarification with teams so that they know what to do in similar situations in the future.