Race stewards were not consulted during the Italian Grand Prix over Michael Schumacher's defensive manoeuvres against Lewis Hamilton, according to Martin Brundle.
Schumacher has come in for criticism from some quarters for taking his defensive driving a little too far at Monza with McLaren team principal calling it "pretty harsh" and Jenson Button saying he "moved quite a bit with Lewis" and it wasn't "all that bright".
Meanwhile, Brundle's co-commentator at BBC wrote in his Telegraph Sport column that it was a classic example of the German knowing how far to push the rules.
'My view, based on the images we saw, was that his behaviour was right on the limit but arguably not over it,' Coulthard wrote.
'It was classic Michael; he knew exactly what he was doing and took it as far as he could.'
Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn said after the race that "the FIA were watching it (the incident with Lewis Hamilton) and asking us to be careful".
Brundle though has revealed that the stewards didn't have much to do with Schumacher's lack of punishment , saying one of the stewards was "very frustrated not to have been consulted during the race".
'Surprisingly, they were not asked to comment on the robust defence by Michael Schumacher from Lewis Hamilton,' he wrote in his blog on the BBC Sport website.
'A steward told me after the race that he was very frustrated not to have been consulted during the race, particularly as he takes a very dim view of what he perceived as blocking.
'I asked race director Charlie Whiting if the stewards can call up issues for themselves if they are not happy with something they see, and he said: "Absolutely".
'The procedure which did happen was race control spoke with the team and gave a warning which translated into two radio calls from team principal Ross Brawn to Schumacher to leave more space for Hamilton.'
'This undoubtedly confirmed Schumacher was driving in an aggressive and questionable manner, and it must be said that many teams and drivers would have appreciated this service in the past rather than being issued an immediate penalty.'
Brundle also added that Sebastian Vettel urged officials to look into his incident with Fernando Alonso. The Red Bull driver was left with very little space after attempting to over the Spaniard and was forced onto the grass at Curva Grande.
Alonso admitted he was in the wrong and apologised to Vettel during the post-race press conference, but according to Brundle 'Alonso's apologies weren't enough because post-race Vettel officially asked the stewards to look into the incident'.