On 12th July 1998, the British Grand Prix was run at Silverstone. In qualifying, Mika Hakkinen took pole in the McLaren before what was a chaotic race. Several drivers spun and the Safety Car had to come out and Michael Schumacher overtook under yellow flags. It took a very long time to come, but he was given a ten second stop and go penalty.
Under Ross Brawn’s guidance, the decision was taken to bring him in on the very last lap, thus not having to lose time rejoining from pit lane under a speed limit, so that Michael Schumacher actually took the penalty having already taken the flag, a move which was not specifically outlawed according to FIA regulations.
However, from the very next race, the move was banned and a new rule was introduced adding a 25 second time penalty when the punishment was not taken during the actual race.