- DJ Yuyuko
It wasn't for tapping the car ahead, it was for making contact with the white car that overtook you. If you look at the race positions, the game regarded the white car as having moved ahead of you some time before you got the penalty, but after the contact. How it arrived at 7 seconds for the duration of penalty, I have no idea, but the cause of the penalty was the contact while being overtaken that is causing the majority of penalties with the current system.
If it was for the fact that I had that light brush with the Audi R8, then that just makes the reason even more bull than it already is. It was very minor contact with the other guy, he wasn't as affected either.