I think you're missing the point. If he didn't have control of the car; that's his problem. Others should not be penalized because he lost control of his car. The idea that he is entitled to keep the lead despite running off into the grass seems to be the point of contention here. Sometimes when you run off the circuit, you lose a position.Asphalt_World wrote:I really do love how people here think he should have slowed more and turned left at ease when so far, 3 ex F1 drivers on Sky have no idea how he could have avoided coming back on how he did.
It's very similar to Verstappen in Japan last year pushing Raikkonen wide after running off into the chicane. He was given a penalty there because he rejoined the track and forced Raikkonen off. He didn't have full control of the car but that's only because he was trying not to lose the position. Same with Vettel. He was focused on keeping the position after going off so he rejoined very quickly and with his foot still on the gas. You don't have some god given right to keep your position when you make a mistake. That's why there is a rule for rejoining the track in the first place.