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SportHamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel

17:00  10 june  2019
17:00  10 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Vettel snatches Canadian GP pole from Hamilton

Vettel snatches Canadian GP pole from Hamilton Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel clinched his first pole of the 2019 Formula 1 season, narrowly beating championship leader Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc rounded out the top three ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who qualified in fourth to seal Renault’s best qualifying result since returning to F1 as a manufacturer team. In the battle for pole, Hamilton seized the advantage after the first runs in Q3, posting a 1m10.493s benchmark to beat Vettel by 0.1s. Hamilton marginally improved on his second and final lap. However, Vettel propelled his Ferrari to a 1m10.246s time to clinch his first pole since the 2018 German Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton says he would have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the Canadian GP had their positions been reversed. Vettel received a five-second penalty for rejoining the track unsafely and forcing a driver off the track after he went wide over the grass while running just ahead of

Lewis Hamilton says that he would have done the same thing that Sebastian Vettel did during the Canadian Grand Prix in order to keep his position. Vettel slid off the circuit at Turn 3 while battling Hamilton for the lead of the race, and was deemed by the stewards to have rejoined the circuit

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel © Dan Mullan/Getty Images Sport F1 Grand Prix of Canada

Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton admits he would have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the incident which denied the Ferrari driver victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel was penalised by race stewards after going off the track while under pressure from Hamilton and re-joining in an unsafe manner that forced the Briton to avoid a collision.

The German vented his anger at the decision post-race, commenting the current F1 rules lack “common sense” and his penalty as a “funny decision”.

“I watched the replay, it was obviously very close,” said Hamilton, as quoted by RaceFans.net. “What I can say is that if I was in the lead and I made a mistake and went wide I probably would have done the same thing because it happened so quick and you’re just trying to hold your position.

Hamilton wins controversial Canadian Grand Prix after Vettel penalty

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Lewis Hamilton says he would have done exactly the same as Sebastian Vettel did in the moment which saw the Ferrari man handed a penalty to cost Vettel lashed out at the decision constantly post-race, and displayed his dissatisfaction by placing the P2 banner in front of Hamilton 's car in parc ferme.

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he would likely have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the incident that saw the German punished with a five second time penalty, handing his rival the win at Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel ran wide at turn three, and after fighting the car over the grass

“When I say I would do the same, I would try to squeeze him too. That’s ultimately what happened.

“As a driver, things go wrong you’re like ‘oh shoot’ and you try and squeeze so that you don’t lose a position.

“It’s a natural instinct that you have. You’re not going to go ‘actually I better pull to the left and let everybody go by’. He did block me but unfortunately he went off-track and the way the rules are that’s how it’s described.”

Hamilton endured a similar scenario to Vettel at Spa in 2008 when he was handed a post-race time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

Asked to compare Vettel’s penalty with his own sanction, the five-time champion dismissed any relation between the two incidents.

“I don’t think you can relate it necessarily to 2008, because in 2008 I made an error,” he explained in the post-race press conference.

Hamilton inherits Canadian GP win from penalised Vettel

Hamilton inherits Canadian GP win from penalised Vettel Lewis Hamilton inherited victory at the Canadian Grand Prix after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished first on track, was handed a five-second time penalty for unsafely rejoining the circuit. Vettel started from pole and retained the lead throughout the opening stint. Mercedes’ Hamilton was close behind in second. With the status quo maintained through the pitstop phase, Hamilton started to apply pressure to Vettel once the two fitted the harder medium tyres. On lap 46 of 70, Vettel lost control of his car with a snap of oversteer on the entry to Turn 3.

If Rosberg had dropped from second to fourth, Hamilton would have won the championship, but the German was able to resist an attack from Sebastian Vettel and Verstappen behind to " I think Lewis was trying to back us up, and I probably would have done the same ," Verstappen said after the race.

Hamilton : I would 've done the same as Vettel . Second steering wheel movement key to Vettel penalty. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Rosberg said: " Vettel was screaming ' I had dirt on my tyres, I was out of control, where do you want me to go?

“Obviously I overtook someone off track and then had to let them past and then overtook them again but back then, my team asked Charlie [Whiting, race director] whether the overtake was OK.

“Charlie came back and said it was totally fine, but if he had come back and told us at the time that it wasn’t OK, I would have let him back past and overtook him again.

“But the rest of that race was crazy, you know. I went off, he overtook me and then he spun and then I overtook him again and then he crashed and then I won the race – and I still got penalised at the end.

“So it was a lot different, but I do understand what it’s like to naturally lose a race. It’s definitely not the way you want to win a race.

“It’s not the way you want to lose a race also, especially when you’ve driven so well.”

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