Vassago wrote: ↑
4 days ago
This is racing though, when you see a driver in front of you make such a big mistake of course you want to pounce on it esp. in the era where overtaking is so difficult. You can't expect Kimi to slam on the brakes and kindly allow Verstappen to recover his spot
Exactly, but as I say, if Kimi WASN'T going for that gap then Max would have been fine.
Here are the steward's words for Verstappen:
The Stewards reviewed the video evidence, and determined that car 33 locked up his brakes and left the track at turn 16, cut the chicane and rejoined track on the racing line in turn 17 and in the process collided with car 7
He didn't collide with Raikkonen because he rejoined unsafely. He collided with Raikkonen because Raikkonen put his car in harm's way.
Similarly, the explanation for Vettel at Montreal:
The stewards reviewed video evidence and determined that Car 5,left the track at turn 3, rejoined the track at turn 4 in an unsafe manner and forced car 44 off track. Car 44 had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.
Again, similarly, Hamilton took the risk and put his car in harm's way. Imagine if Vettel had rejoined the track sideways and out of control? They would have both collided and we would all be saying Hamilton should have slowed down and been more cautious rather than trying to force his way past.