Post by Edmund Post by larkim Post by Sir Tim Post by ~misfit~ Post by geoff
Would have been interesting to see if BOT could have got past VER
had there been no incident.
There was *always* going to be an incident. Max even chose to keep
Bottas behind him at the cost of defending fourth place from Vettel.
He's an angry driver.
Max convinced himself that he had left Bottas room (wonder whether he
still thought so after seeing the video?) and was certainly angry about
the penalty but he showed his immaturity by allowing it to get to him.
The obvious thing to do was surely to let Bottas past, pick up some tow
and channel his anger into maintaining a 5 second gap between himself
and Vettel thus giving himself and his team a couple of extra points.
Easy to say when sitting in an armchair of course :-)
I do love how self-righteous drivers can be. I'm sure Max intended to
leave a car's width for Bottas when he positioned his car - the problem
at 220mph he mis-measured mentally by probably about a foot or so and so
ended up with the penalty.
But in his mind it's simply the fact that he *intended* to leave enough room
Are you a mind reader?
I don't know about mind reading, but Verstappen is quoted as saying he
left room and that Bottas moved into him, which is nonsense.
'When informed of the decision over team radio, the Dutchman angrily
suggested the stewards were “killing racing”.
“I gave him a car width of space on the left of me. Then he clipped my
wheel and he had to go straight. I don’t agree with it," Verstappen told
Sky Sports F1 after the race. '
'Verstappen was given a five-second time penalty, which he reacted to
furiously on the radio, and he dropped from third to fifth behind Bottas
and Sebastian Vettel in the final order.
"I gave him [Bottas] plenty of space and if he then drives against my
wheel, I can't do anything about that. But in the end I got a penalty
for it," said Verstappen to Ziggo Sport.
"When he first tried to overtake me I went a bit wide, maybe that's why
they gave it [the penalty] to me. But even then I think it's not fair
because they gave it straight away.
"You are allowed to go back to the left under braking, as long as you
leave enough room for one car. And that's what I did.'
No, Max: you didn't.