proteus wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:58 pm
turbof1 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:56 pm
I don't know how I feel about that motivation. So both had "the opportunity to avoid and mitigate the incident". Wouldn't that make both elligible for a penalty.
Just an extreme hyperbole: if 2 people were to shoot eachother simultanuously, I don't think a judge would say "they both had the opportunity to avoid and mitigate the incident, so no punishment".
I dont know how many penalty points Vettel has, but i believe with this incident and penalty for it, he would be very close from a race ban, if not even getting one. And aparently he gets a free pass, something what majority of other drivers from lesser teams would not get...another cockup in my opinion. Not only F1 is two tier championship in hardware situation, aparently also in politics.
On review I do somewhat agree that both are at fault. They were 'levitating' towards eachother, and I also have to say the contact was quite minimal. Those tyres really don't like some rubbing.
But, if I did have to pick one driver as predominantly at fault, it would be Vettel. The accident is strikingly similar to his with Webber at Turkey 2010.
You just have to feel for Binotto now. It has to be absolutely one of the most disgusting moments as team principals, seeing your drivers destroy eachothers race. Especially for a proud team like Ferrari.