Neville Bartos wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Hilarious stuff in Canada as Vettel is chucking his toys out of the pram.
For me he caused the incident that lead to his penalty. He's saying he couldn't do anything about it, but he knew Hamilton was past of he didn't do something, unfortunately, and in true Vettel style, it was something stupid.
Ferrari continue to hand points and wins to Mercedes.
It was one of those incidents that whichever side you view it from you can justify your own point of view.
Personally I agree with you. I've watched the incident many time since, and although I'm rooting for Hamilton I've tried to view it from a neutral perspective.
The question in my mind is, once Vettel returns to the track can he stay out of Hamilton's way if he wants to? If he couldn't then it's a racing incident. If he could, but didn't, then he deserves a penalty.
And looking at the replays you can see he didn't understeer across the track, he simply drove across the track.
So in my mind the penalty was the right decision.
It was a shame because it robbed us of what could have been an epic battle.
You say "and in true Vettel style, it was something stupid". Quite right. Vettel true to form. The pressure got to him again.
When I watch GP's I will often chat with a mate of mine via WhatsApp.
Take a look at my comments at 21:04 and 21:14.
You could see it coming. Time and time again Vettel cracks under pressure. And so he did again yesterday.
It wasn't the race stewards that screwed up. It was Seb.