I agree, and for good reason - the same as happened when Lewis was startled to find Bottas out-braking himself in the previous race.Siao7 wrote:Yeah, between the two of course, he should have chosen the other driver rather than his team mate. But I can't blame him on a split second decision, especially because I think Kvyat kind of startled him.LKS1 wrote:I think you're right - he automatically swerved to his left when he saw Kyvat. He was moving right to avoid Kimi turning into him. A mistake on his part, he should have continued his line symmetrical with Kimi and let Kyvat hit him rather than swerving into his team mate.Siao7 wrote:I think in the split second that it all happened, he probably didn't have time to chose who to collide with.LKS1 wrote:I agree, but we're pretty much alone here in this view.kleefton wrote:Kvyatt has to take most of the blame here because even though there was a gap, there were two cars in front of him and that gap was always going to close very quickly. He did a good job hugging the inside for as long as he did, but eventually momentum runs you wide in that corner and that is why Vettel had nowhere to go but hit Kimi.
Additionally, Kimi turned in on Seb - and it all happened so quickly that Seb would have had to brake very hard to get out of the way, and if he did that there was more than a good chance of being hit in the rear.
It seems similar to the Bottas/Lewis incident to me, but telemetary must have shown that Bottas made a more serious error in view of the stewards penalising Bottas (edit - severely), but giving no penalties in this case.
Having said this, I do blame Seb for hitting his team mate rather than keeping his line and letting the collision occur between him and Kyvat.
I blamed Bottas then ('cos of the stewards harsh penalties and Bottas own comments), and I consider this to be a similar incident where a driver out-braked himself and then said after that it was a risky move. Having said this, the stewards decided this time that it was a racing incident.