Vettel: If you think that was boring...

11/06/2018
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Just two weeks after Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso claimed the Monaco Grand Prix was the most boring race they had ever contested - the Spaniard suggesting fans should be given a refund - a processional Canadian Grand Prix was even worse, leading to Pitpass suggesting that model Winnie Harlow should have waved the chequered flag 69 laps early instead of just one.

Other than some first corner argy-bargy featuring Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen and a subsequent incident which eliminated local favourite Lance Stroll, there was no discernible action or overtakes.

However, race winner Sebastian Vettel was quick to jump to the sport's defence insisting that not every race can be a thrill a minute.

"It's not justified to criticise the racing or criticise the race," he told reporters. "I don't know if it was boring. From my point of view, you're still busy inside the car.

"I don't know why people today are so short-sighted," he continued. "We've had seven races this year, I think some were phenomenal, some were boring.

"Next week the World Cup is starting, and I promise you that a lot of the games won't be exciting, but still people will watch it. Some games will probably be incredible. That's what we always look forward to, but it can't just always continue to go up and get better. I don't know. There's no reason, so don't look for an answer.

"Don't write anything. Write about something else. I think we do our job inside the car, and if we can race, we race. But obviously we also do our job inside the car to try and avoid racing, disappear or stay in front and not get overtaken. And some races are just exciting and others are not."

Indeed he is correct, it is not the drivers who are boring, rather a rule set which has brought us to this.

As for the football analogy, a game that ends 0-0 can be as thrilling - even more so - than a 6-4 goal fest, for a good football match isn't about the number of goals.

It is about strategy, it is about teamwork, it is about attack and defence. On the other hand, if one team is sent out without boots, or is restricted to 8 men, the match is compromised before it has even begun.

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Published: 11/06/2018
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