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Why right Vettel penalty shows what's wrong with F1

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Why right Vettel penalty shows what's wrong with F1
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Jun 13, 2019, 8:41 AM

The decision to award Sebastian Vettel a five-second penalty in the Canadian Grand Prix caused an intense debate. But it has seriously exposed the inadequacies of Formula 1's complex sporting rules

There are two ways of looking at what happened to Sebastian Vettel at the end of the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix.

1. Vettel's five-second penalty was wrong because we should let drivers race.

2. The FIA stewards did exactly the right thing in handing out a penalty for the way the Ferrari driver rejoined the track and forced Lewis Hamilton to take avoiding action.

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