2019-06-11 09:41:25 UTC
Bottom line seems to me to be that whether you think the penalty was correct
or not in line with the rules, as a sporting penalty it sucked because it
took the life out of the race.
That's probably the main reason for the distaste on social media for it, and
probably from the ex F1 racers who just want to see hard, wheel to wheel
With the tech they have these days, would it not be preferable to have the
driver given the choice - give up 5 (or fewer?) seconds by reference to some
sort of lap delta based on some recent laps (e.g. average three fastest of
previous 5 whole laps?) within the next 3 laps, or take 5s added on at the
Vettel could have fallen back and then tried to to regain position.
It might not have been particularly exciting to watch, though would have been
better than just watching Hamilton trail Seb, and would have allowed the
leading driver taking the chequered flag to be the winner.