Brenton wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:01 pm
F1 cars have amazing handling and braking. The lower speed corner and steady trajectory of Vettel was such that there was no real danger of anyone hitting him. It was easy for Hamilton to avoid a collision. So there was no significant danger created by the way he rejoined the track. There was also no reasonable expectation of Vettel being able to rejoin the track differently than he did. So to those saying it was a correct penalty... how? In what way is this a penalty?
If looking back at other instances of rejoining the track in F1 races of recent years, the penalty looks especially ridiculous. Drivers do far worse cutting chicanes all the time without getting penalties.
looked at the replays in more detail, and Seb is at fault, he saw Lewis coming and stepped into the throttle before coming back onto the track. Watch closely and listen the audio, you can hear the tyres spinning up in the grass under power. Vettel could have done a better job slowing the car. So the FIA is right.
Vettel is not being honest. He should have just calmed down and come on back the track and not floor it till the car was back on the tarmac. He would have been able to retake after the hairpin.
So yes Penalty Deserved. VETTEL SPUN UP THE TYRES.. so yes unsafe re entry.