This time, the incident that everyone is talking about comes to the forefront with Vettel and Hamilton clashing again. Warning, this post contains severe levels of bullshit.
Following the restart crash between Hamilton and Vettel, we asked a fickle fan for their take:
“The penalty just wasn’t enough. I want to see the death penalty brought back in for this. The incident added to what was probably the most eventful race of all time, I’m absolutely loving F1 again and think it’s the best sport on the planet after this race. Of course, I’ll be the first to call it boring if there’s a below-par race next though , you just can’t win with me!”
– Fickle fan
Following the incident, Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabus was expressionless, slightly perplexed and without words, so at least the collision hasn’t changed his mood whatsoever.
There will be serious talks between the FIA, Vettel and Arrivabus in the coming days to outline plans to sanction the German driver, who has been, according to Charlie Whiting, a “whinging foetus with a boo boo” throughout the whole ordeal.
(Real) A full FIA Statement on the incident reads:
“Following the recent incident at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in which Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) was involved in a collision with Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton), on Monday 3rd July, the FIA will further examine the causes on the incident in order to evaluate whether further action is necessary.
A statement regarding the outcome of this process will be made available before the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix.”
Is this situation being dragged out? Or was there really such a sense of danger when Vettel reacted that it warrants an FIA Tribunal in the courts? One thing this process has done is drum up stories and interest in the title fight. The molly-coddling love-in that Hamilton and Vettel were going through before this crash is no more, instead, we have a rivalry with teeth and claws, which is what F1 needs. It’s great that next time these two are together on-track, there won’t be an inch given.