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SportBrawn: No 'hidden agenda' in Vettel call

12:40  12 june  2019
12:40  12 june  2019 Source:   skysports.com

Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity

Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity Sebastian Vettel says the steward’s decision to hand him a five-second time penalty for impeding Lewis Hamilton in the Canadian Grand Prix is risking killing the popularity of Formula 1. The German suffered a sudden snap of oversteer at the first chicane while leading on Lap 48, causing him to momentarily lose control of the car and cut the corner. The race stewards concluded after a review of the incident that Vettel had re-joined the circuit in front of Hamilton at Turn 4 in a dangerous manner, forcing the Briton off the track in avoidance.

Brawn hailed Vettel as the “star of the weekend” and could understand the four times champion’s disappointment and frustration. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin; Editing by Hugh Lawson). euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it

Brawn recognized that the five second penalty added to Vettel ’s time after the race had triggered a lot of debate. “I have a lot of respect for the work of the You might agree with it or not, but none of those who take on the role of steward each weekend has a hidden agenda , and fans can be certain of that

Brawn: No 'hidden agenda' in Vettel call © Getty

Ross Brawn says he understands the reaction to Sebastian Vettel's race-losing Canadian GP penalty, but insists there was "no hidden agenda" and "nothing sinister" behind the stewards' decision.

Brawn, F1's managing director, also likened the decision-making process - and the "transparency" that is required - to the use of VAR in football.

Vettel's five-second penalty for forcing Lewis Hamilton off the track cost him a race victory in Montreal and sparked major controversy and debate, with many unhappy that it spoiled a great battle between two multiple world champions.

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Vettel was punished after making a mistake in Sunday’s race in Montreal while under pressure from Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton Created with Sketch. No hidden agenda behind stewards’ Vettel penalty, says Brawn . 1/2. Vettel swaps the finishing placards at the end of the race.

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Vettel even claimed himself that he wished he drove in a different era, such is his dissatisfaction with certain aspects of modern F1 and its rules.

"I can understand how Vettel feels and I know Ferrari intends to appeal the decision," Brawn, formerly team boss at Ferrari and Mercedes, said.

"I also know what a difficult job the stewards have, as they have to reach a their decision in a very short time, producing a verdict that can affect the outcome of the race.

Brawn: No 'hidden agenda' in Vettel call © Getty

"I have a lot of respect for the work of the stewards and for their professionalism and I believe they would be the first to say that they would prefer not to see a race outcome decided via a penalty.

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel 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.

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One could be more transparent about stewards' decisions but there was no hidden agenda behind the penalty that cost Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada, the sport's managing director Ross Brawn said on Tuesday. Vettel was punished after making a mistake in

Ross Brawn looks on during the first practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racing circuit, in this July 5, 2013 file photo. — Reuters pic. LONDON, June 11 — Formula One could be more transparent about stewards’ decisions but there was no hidden agenda behind the penalty

"At the same time, I understand how difficult it must be for fans to understand why the driver on the top step of the podium is not the one who crossed the finish line first."

Brawn accepted that F1 perhaps needs to take different views into account when making decisions, adding: "That's why transparency is important when it comes to explaining the decisions of the Stewards, especially in such a complex sport as Formula 1.

"It is in football, where despite the arrival of VAR, there is still discussion as to whether a handball should be punished with a penalty or not.

"Therefore, it might be useful to work with the FIA on solutions that would allow the stewards to explain their decisions to the fans and to elaborate on how they reached them."

Brawn continued: "Having said that, I would emphatically add is that there is nothing sinister about a decision like this.

"You might agree with it or not, but none of those who take on the role of steward each weekend has a hidden agenda and fans can be certain of that."

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Vettel beats Leclerc to top final practice in Canada.
Sebastian Vettel withstood a challenge from team-mate Charles Leclerc to head final practice in Canada as Ferrari laid down a gauntlet ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying session. The four-time world champion, who took his second victory in Montreal at last year’s event, set blistering pace on his way to recording the fastest time of a 1:10.843. Both Ferrari’s swapped places several times at the top of the timesheets, with Leclerc the first of the pair to lay down a marker. The Monegasque compromised his final attempt with a severe double lock-up into Turn 1, allowing Vettel to steal top spot with his last run.

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