GrizzleBoy wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:10 pm
I think emotion and straight denial is the reason why anyone in their right mind could compare Hamilton not getting a penalty in Monaco for leaving space on the track, with Vettel getting a penalty in Canada for not leaving space on the track.
It's also interesting to see people talking about morality of the situation and what "should've" happened and who deserved what.
Because is there actually a way to successfully argue that Vettel "deserved" the win for himself by getting pressured into a mistake, going off track and coming back on with the intent to block a driver who didn't make a mistake?
What is the successful moral argument that allows for a driver to be pressured into a mistake and effectively lose his place, but regain it by blocking another car who did all they needed to force that mistake in the first place and arguably did actually did do what they needed to do to have a right to take that place that they made for themselves?
What is the moral argument that allows a defending car to block another car from passing by turning right on the exit of a medium speed left hander after that other car created a chance by forcing a mistake out of you?
Because if we're actually talking about morals and deserving, whether you agree with it or not, whether you think it should be in the rules or not, parking the car to block the road not as part of a steely defensive move or praiseworthy driving, but as part of clumsy and panicked behaviour would never usually grant the clumsy driver a moral high ground.
Vettel deserved the win because he went off track and managed to block the road so his competitor could no longer proceed without having to slow down in an Acceleration zone?
He "should" have won because of that?
The stewards should ignore the telemetry, the camera angles and whether sebs radio excuses were true or not based on all the data they have, because of that?
I don't think there's a deserving or morality arguement for Vettel side here.
I can't remember the last time a person who forfeit their ability to win through their own actions was declared so absolutely deserving of a win they threw away on their own or that its immoral for the guy who threw away his chance to not win vs a guy who took his chance and was denied it by someone else's immoral and illegal driving.
It's actually quite crazy.