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"He could not have done anything else," insists Binotto.

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11/06/2019

If ever the claim that, opinions are like ***holes because everyone has one, rang true, it is in the wake of yesterday's Canadian Grand Prix, as more and more 'experts' jump on the bandwagon to share their thoughts.

As Ferrari prepares to appeal the stewards decision that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in Montreal, team boss, Mattia Binotto, has come to his defence, arguing that the German - once having made the initial mistake - could do nothing else.

"Obviously it is not down to us to decide, because there are people which are there to decide and what counts is their decision," he told reporters. "Certainly we are not happy and we disagree.

"From our perspective, and I am pretty sure Seb can comment better, he could not have done anything else compared to what he did," he added.

"I think he was even lucky to remain on track. So no intention in what he did at all. He was still ahead and he tried to keep his position on track. It is as simple as that.

"We disagree with the decision, no doubt, but all of us may have our own opinion," he admitted. "The crowd has its clear opinion today and I think not only the crowd, but whoever you may ask, so somehow we are really disappointed with what happened.

"I think there has been really similar situations in the past as well which have not been judged like today, so overall I don't think it has been the right decision. But again, it doesn't matter," he concluded, referring to his own personal opinion of the situation.

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1. Posted by mickl, 13/06/2019 15:47

"So, in most other tracks Vettel would could gone into the run off areas on either side of the track and lost his place. Or he would have cut the chicance by straightlining it and would have been deemed to have gained an advantage and would have been told to give up the position.

In this instance he's been allowed to keep his position and have free air ahead of him to create a 5 sec gap of which he already had 3 sec of it at the time of the penalty being dished out with around 12-15 laps to go.

End of the day, if he hadn't made a mistake non of this would have happened whether or not he was out of control after that as that situation was caused by himself. Not by the FIA, team, Hamilton, stewards, marshalls, fans or the groundhogs.

Everyone is screaming at the stewards to allow them to race, what everyone is really saying is that racing really means being allowed to eff up as much as you want and have no consequences.

And to anyone who negs my comment. Have the testes to post a response if you do."

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2. Posted by DRAGON F1, 12/06/2019 1:45

"@phantom

Yes actually, I have hit the brakes when sliding on the grass at 200mph! I slowed down!!

Yup, I've watched the video again and again, like the FIA, and can see that Seb wasn't so out of control as he has said, but he actually put the power down as he came back on the track making sure that he had jinked to his right to block Hamilton!!

The FIA had all the videos and data to see exactly what Seb was doing with his throttle and steering to make their CORRECT Decision! "

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3. Posted by kdxrider, 11/06/2019 15:09

"Sorry, but you need to watch the video of it again (which at the time the broadcast did numerous times). It shows Vettel losing the back end as he turns into the first corner, which he quickly catches. He then headed for the grass "in a straight line', (the FIA video of the incident doesn't show him ""sliding"" across the grass). He didn't back off and he didn't drive towards the space between the berm on the inside of the second corner and the wall where he could have entered the track more safely. He chose to run over the berm which caused him to lose control -- he had all the opportunities he needed to re-enter the track safely, but he chose not to ---"

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4. Posted by Tweek, 11/06/2019 14:35

"Vettel should have been forced to surrender the position to Hamilton for impeding his progress. This should have happened no later then lap 50. Then we would have continued the fight we were watching. Just my opinion "

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5. Posted by Pavlo, 11/06/2019 11:44

"It’s all way simpler - years of bad decisions of stewards inevitably caused this mess, I saw it coming. Penalizing Seb was clearly not fair (compared to penalties in the previous races), not penalizing him would be also not fair for the same reason.
Solution is simple - more bumps around the track, less penalties. If someone can hold the car, escape with no damage, block other without a contact and get away on dirty tires - call it luck and let it be."

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6. Posted by VC10-1103, 11/06/2019 11:14

"Spindoctor - That assumes the car was balanced when it got back on the track. A touch of the brakes or sudden release of throttle could have pitched him into the wall, taking Hamilton with him."

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7. Posted by Spindoctor, 11/06/2019 10:44

"@phantom - what about when he came back onto the track? I know we're talking about micro-seconds, but in F1 terms he had plenty of time to try and slow-down once back on the tarmac. He chose not to...."

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8. Posted by Barslug, 11/06/2019 0:20

"Nothing else he could have done. Except lift. He’s just lucky he escaped another self inflicted spin! "

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9. Posted by phantom, 10/06/2019 21:00

"DRAGON F1 - Have you ever hit the brakes when you're sliding on the grass at 150+?
"

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10. Posted by DRAGON F1, 10/06/2019 20:30

"Really, really silly, silly comments coming out from Vettel and Ferrari, and their fans!! Lol

On lap 48, Vettel missed the corner and then cut across the grass (taking a shortcut), and he didn't slow down so stayed ahead of Hamilton who did take the chicane normally!

As a minimum, Vettel committed an Offence and gained a permanent advantage over Hamilton by cutting the corner and not slowing down and rejoining the track in an unsafe manner!
At worse,Vettel had hindered Hamilton's progress by coming back straight onto the racing line and blocking Hamilton who would had crashed had he not taken avoiding action by backing off!

By saying that there was nothing else that Vettel could had done, Vettel and Ferrari are purposely avoiding the fact that Vettel actually have a little device in the car which can slows his car down, and it's called a brake!! Lol
All Vettel had to do was to lift off a bit more than he actually did imo!! But obviously Hamilton would had overtaken him if he had done so!! "

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