Vettel Canada penalty met with fury from Italian media
Italy's motorsports media was unsurprisingly furious after Sebastian Vettel was denied victory at the Canadian Grand Prix by a highly contentious time penalty. Vettel crossed the line first, but was classified second, behind Lewis Hamilton, due to a manoeuvre while defending against the Mercedes man.
Vettel said the stewards must have been "blind" to have deemed the incident worthy of punishment, as Hamilton had to brake to avoid contact as the German fought to regain control of his car.
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said Ferrari were defiantly considering themselves winners, while the Scuderia have signalled their intention to appeal the decision.
There was little shock to see Italy's media come out on the side of the Maranello squad.
La Stampa lamented the race ended "with a driver (Hamilton) who embarrassedly celebrates victory on the podium, another (Ferrari's German) holding back to hardly contain the anger and the audience whistling loudly."
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