KingVoid wrote: Aspar wrote: KingVoid wrote: Aspar wrote:
This is the first time an incident like this has been punished. There is no consistency. Hamilton did worse at Monaco 2016 and got away scott-free.
You are talking 3 years ago.
Clearly too many incidents like this have happened and stewards are starting to penalize acting like this.
In past years we've seen a lot of unsafe releases and driving in box go without penalty, but Max was penalized for unsafe driving in the box recently, wasn't he.
It's always like this with things like that not only in this sport. Some unclean practices go without penalty for some time until they start to become a habit for some players or too many and the penalties start to come.
Vettel was long overdue for his.
You keep repeating this like a parrot, yet prior to today, Vettel has never even been investigated for dangerously rejoining the circuit. What exactly is overdue?
Put away the red tinted glasses, Vettel has caused a lot of collisions lately with similar maneuvers - pushing drivers, closing and cutting them, and if not for Hamilton reacting fast there this was going to be another collision.
Verstappen did something similar in Suzuka last year, was even less dangerous and he got penalized, so why would Vettel not be penalized now?
You haven’t answered my question: when has Vettel ever rejoined the circuit dangerously before?
I’ve already answered your Verstappen argument. Learn how to read.
If you read the rules, they make no distinction between the Vettel and Verstappen moves.
Intent is not mentioned in the rules. Should it be? Yes it should.
Also whether the driver had complete control or not, is not mentioned. Should it be? Yes it should.
So, in essence and when applying the rules, the Verstappen and Vettel moves are near identical. Yes, Vettel has mitigating circumstances but the rules make no allowance for that. You should have issue with the rules rather than the stewards.
Both drivers rejoined the track and crowded a car out, which is against the current rules. The rules do need changing in light of this incident though.
Auto sports headline sums it up perfectly, “How F1 boxed itself into Canada penalty own goal
Few agreed with the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel Canadian Grand Prix victory. By the letter of Formula 1 law, it was justified - but that only served to show how inflexible regulations are damaging the championship”