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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Has anyone heard if Hamilton has said that he was aware that Vettel was following much closer on that second restart ?
    I am unaware of him making such a statement. It's up to Vettel to stay far enough back anyway.

    On another note, it is unlikely Vettel will receive any punishment today. It may well take quite a number of weeks, even into the start of the second half of the season if not later before this is fully resolved should the issue be referred to a tribunal.

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    So Vettel gets away with it. Gutless Jean Todt accepted an apology in which he took full responsibility for his actions and he'll do community service.

    What a load of c*ck! If this was Lewis then and apology wouldn't have been enough. The very minimum should have been losing all Baku points.
    Last edited by The Black Knight; 3rd July 2017 at 19:33.

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    Quite scandalous. Should have been a suspended race ban but he gets away with it.

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    simply pathetic and gutless by the FIA
    you can't argue with results

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    It's typical of the bias shown towards Ferrari and Vettel throughout the years. May as well all ram into each other now except I am pretty sure other drivers/teams wouldn't get away with it.
    Last edited by The Black Knight; 3rd July 2017 at 19:36.

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    No further action then. Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    I think it matters whether the contact was intended to just bang wheels or to actually take out the other driver.
    Spot on.

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    This makes the FIA look very weak IMO. After all the denial of what was obviously enough intentional contact and then denial, they got Seb to admit it was stupid, and make apologies.

    I think setting a precedent of allowing his race points is a poor showing. I'm sure he and Lewis both knew he wasn't trying to kill or hurt Lewis, but the potential for car damage and the example itself deserved something of a penalty.

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    Vettel's behavior deserved further sanctions. A bunch of gutless pukes the FIA are!
    I have great faith in fools -- Self confidence my friends will call it.


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    I'm glad there was no extra penalties but I'm not happy with the wording, "I don't believe he had any bad intentions" to me still reads as if Lewis was still a bit "naughty"
    I was hoping for a more clear cut response from The FIA and Seb himself.

    As long as Lewis wins every remaining race then I can probably move on.
    Maybe if Seb loses out to Max on a few controversial manoeuvres that would help too.

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