So basically then, should we announce the driver who wins the "driver of the day" award as the driver who wins the race? Because he's the driver who would deserve the win the most in the eyes of the viewers and that's what you propose, or isn't it?GrizzleBoy wrote: ↑Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:34 pmYep it's as simple as that for me.henry wrote: ↑Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:12 pmIt seems to me that we can judge this incident on two criteria. We expect drivers too win either because they are faster or because they use superior race craft in defending or overtaking.
In this incident Vettel wasn’t faster through the corner, he was slow enough that Hamilton would have passed him if there was room. In his words he wasn’t in full control when he rejoined the track, so he wasn’t demonstrating skilful race craft. So in my opinion he deserved to lose the place.
If we are really wanting to go all in on the morality of this situation then ask yourself this question.
Who deserved the win more?
The guy who showed excellent pace all race and applied pressure to force his rival into an error and create an overtaking opportunity?
Or the guy who did well to stay ahead under pressure, but buckled in the end, made a mistake and rightfully should have lost his place but only retained it by controversially putting his car sideways in front of incoming traffic and forcing another car to have to stamp on the brakes in an Acceleration zone to avoid an incident?
If any one of us are honest with ourselves here, the person who actually deserved this win is not the guy who made a mistake and blocked a competitor from taking a place they should have gained due to that mistake.
If we're honest the person and team who did more to win this race was not Ferrari or Vettel.
Whether Seb deserved a penalty is one thing, but did he do all he or ferrari do all they needed to do to win this race on pure merit?
He cracked, lost his place and only regained it by clumsily and dangerously being almost sideways in front of incoming traffic.
Did he do what he needed to do to win?
That's why he didn't win, and that's why he didn't automatically deserve to win.
The winning driver is not necesseraly always the best driver or the one who made the least amount of mistakes but the one who simply crosses the finish line first, it's as simple as that.
Also, would Vettel have made the same mistake if he would have sat in Merc? Maybe, maybe not. You know, the car can make a huge difference when it comes to making mistakes.
The question is not, who deserved to win. It is if Vettel deserved the penalty for the mistake he made.