Ricciardo: Hamilton blocked me like Vettel blocked him
Daniel Ricciardo pointed to Lewis Hamilton receiving no penalty when guilty of a similar infringement to that which cost Sebastian Vettel victory at the Canadian Grand Prix. Ricciardo was the one blocked by Hamilton in the 2016 Monaco GP, after the Mercedes man left the track at the Nouvelle Chicane.
In Montreal, Vettel was punished after getting out of shape at Turn 4 and skidding back onto the track ahead of Hamilton, who had to brake to avoid a collision.
The penalty dropped Vettel from first to second, behind Hamilton, prompting much fury from Ferrari and the wider F1 fandom.
Ricciardo seemed to suggest he thought the penalty was unfair, describing Hamilton's block on him three years ago as "hard racing".
"If he pulls a little further to the left, he'll spin. When he brakes on the grass, he'll spin too. There was not much room for Lewis but still enough," Ricciardo said of Vettel's incident.
"I had an identical situation with Lewis in 2016 Monte Carlo.
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