GPR -A wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:28 am
LM10 wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:20 am
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:05 am
They were watching the same feed we were. The stewards had access to more information. Thus, the stewards are the ones that know what they're talking about.
It seems that people are happy to throw stewards under the bus these days. It's kind of reminiscent of politicians calling judges "enemy of the people" etc.
If the stewards decided the way which is written in this Autosport article someone posted above, then it's a joke. If they think that Vettel deliberately steered to the right, just screw this "acces to more information"! What we've seen there is called counter steering and you know that too. I don't need a bunch of people regularly deciding in a highly questionable manner to tell me wether it was counter steering or deliberate by looking at their fancy information. All the ex-drivers used a simple video footage and it was more than enough to interpret the situation.
Btw, seems like the stewards didn't have access to more information back in 2016?
You can take things out of context and justify everything. Without knowing the circumstances, this incident is being used to question what happened yesterday. The Monaco incident was a wet race and in that particular place, there was a puddle of water which drivers were avoiding. Lewis did the same, but Ric wanted go there as it was space available and obviously, his car misbehaved. While Lewis left perfect enough gap and then closed it when it was clean, Ric could have easily beached it on that puddle if he would have gone further. Ric wasnt anywhere close to make a pass there as he wasn't alongside as Lewis was to Vettel yesterday.
Go back and watch the Monaco race again.
If you think that the space Hamilton left was enough, then it's you who needs to go back and watch the Monaco race again. It's visible there was not enough space, but on top of that the line Hamilton forced Ric into was slippery because it was wet, as you've mentioned already. Ric even slided a bit.
To sum it up: Hamilton made a mistake, Ric kept his racing line, but was not only cut by Hamilton, but also forced to the wet side of the track (making him slide) and not given enough space too.
Yea... this surely was a completely different kind of incident and Hamilton was doing everything right, as ever. Just because.