No the white line is the track. So it not enough room.timbo wrote: ↑Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:56 amI agree with the most of the analysis, but disagree here.turbof1 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:33 amBasically he left Vettel enough room to be on track. But Vettel required more room to slow the car down. I think Verstappen did fail to realize that. Verstappen is entitled to his line because he did not take defensive action before the corner, thus is allowed to squeeze him but naturally leave enough space so not to push Vettel off the track. Verstappen did the minimum and nothing more.
Here is the screen capture
You can see, Vettel is already on the apex, however it is an early apex as he had to break on the inside. Verstappen as entering corner on a normal trajectory. Vettel is already more that half a car length in. However, at this point Vettel's right wheel is already inside the track of Verstappen's left wheel. So there's barely enough room for a car if it was going on a straight line, but the distance at this moment is actually closing. Next moment they touch, you can see the smoke from the left front wheel of Verstappen.
Thus I don't think this counts as enough room.
OTOH it was a type of overtake where it all depends on the defending driver and thus it was opportunistic by Vettel.
However we can clearly see that Vettel's car was behind Verstappen's and Vettel does not deserve the space and should have yielded.
If his front wheel was alongside at least, of if this was a standard braking sone then he would be entitled to the line, but in this case, no. So I now believe Max had right to turn in, but he was stupid for doing it because he could have had a DNF.