Thankfully we can get back to racing, Vettel takes full responsibility for the matter (something he wasn't man enough to do last Sunday for some reason) and his appologists can stop blaming everyone but the birthday boy.
When you are torn between choices, always pick the one that will make the best story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Concerning the incidents of Baku I’d like to explain myself: During the re-start lap, I got surprised by Lewis and ran into the back of his car. With hindsight, I don't believe he had any bad intentions. In the heat of the action I then overreacted, and therefore I want to apologise to Lewis directly, as well as to all the people who were watching the race. I realize that I was not setting a good example. I had no intention at anytime to put Lewis in danger, but I understand that I caused a dangerous situation. Therefore, I would like to apologise to the FIA. I accept and respect the decisions that were taken at today’s meeting in Paris, as well as the penalty imposed by the Stewards in Baku. I love this sport and I am determined to represent it in a way that can be an example for future generations. Sebastian
Hmmm... my sincerity meter must need new batteries because it's not even registering with this statement!
It's okay, we're now able to say to any Ferrari fan that they have a pussy for a driver. What's he apologizing for? Hamilton brake checked him! Okay, let's move on to the remainder of the year where Mercedes comfortably runs away with this. It's already happening we'd have seen it were it not for the embarrassment that we had to endure.
anyway, who am I to judge his most sincerest apology.
With one thing or another, I haven't felt inspired to write any F1 poetry over the last year or so. However on a long walk today ( very long 14 miles+) I felt the old juices reawakening. I'll see how it progresses and post in the poetry thread if it gets finished. In the meantime, a little ditty...
Vet, Vet, you really are wet,
Rear- ending Hamilton, what a damn tit!
Then pull round and ram him, you silly little plonker,
This is a perfect example of how F1 has made a mockery of itself, just look at all of the tour de france posts everywhere and then the comment section making all on about F1 & Vettel ramming into Hamilton.
Actually, I think the TdF judges have gone too far the other direction; the statement from the Jury Chief basically said "the world champion should know better". he was punished to that degree BECAUSE he was a world champ, while others (including Cav himself) have gotten away with worse in previous races. Vettel was given a lesser penalty because he's a WDC contender. Both are as bad as each other.
I actually liked what one journalist out here said (and I paraphrase here): "In situations like this, and not just the TdF, the judging panel needs to look at Person X and Person Y in this situation only. Forget status, character, previous incidents, or any outside factor. All that matters is the incident. Then, once all that is taken care of, sporting bodies can look at the individual and say "ok, he's got a history of this" and punish accordingly."