mzso wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Does anyone happen to have on-board footage of Vettel in the incident with telemetry available?
On the incident:
The penalty was totally deserved by Vettel. He was in the wrong multi-fold. Steering in Hamilton's way. Not trying to slow down for a safer re-entry. I suspect he was on the throttle while on the grass. And he cut the track besides.
However I'd like for the stewards to have a more appropriate punishment for circumstances like this. I was thinking of dropping a position (or multiple depending on circumstance)
It's not really healthy for the second place driver to see the checkered flag first. Time penalties like that should be reserved to when there's no better way to punish.
PS: It's strange that one time a 10s stop and go was the only punishment and people weren't whining near as much. Also drivers could often fight their way back to the position they lost.
On F1TV you have onboard with sound (and a good view on his shift lights).
He was off throttle on the gras (would have been a good spin otherwise) but when he straightened out the car back on track, gave it power again and kept steering to the wall, closing the gap.
So he was in control and squeezed Hamilton or he was putting power on the rears while still not in control. But that’s more Grosjean’s thing...
Anyway. If he followed the rules of engagement, Hamilton would of passed him.
So Vettel took a good race away with his nasty tactics.
Hamilton wasn’t always as precise as in recent years. I remember a hefty crash with Pérez, few with Massa... but he didn’t blame anyone but himself and sharpened himself. Now we look at Vettel. All incidents where he ran into other drivers, it’s always their fault... and his fans provide the perfect supporters for his claims. This way he’s never going to beat Hamilton (or Verstappen in the near future who has better self reflection then Vettel)