Wolff warns against criticising Canada stewards over Vettel penalty
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the Canadian Grand Prix stewards should not be criticised for their decision to punish Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton was awarded the race win, despite Vettel crossing the finish line first, as the German was punished for re-joining the track unsafely.
Under pressure from Hamilton as he led the race, Vettel lost the back end and was on the grass coming out of Turn 4 in Montreal, fighting to regain control as he skidded onto the track.
Hamilton had to jam on the brakes as he spotted a gap, avoiding a collision in the process.
Vettel's actions were deemed unsafe and he was punished, albeit to huge uproar from Ferrari and wider F1 fandom, but Wolff says the regulations, rather than the stewards, ought to be in the firing line.
"That's not always very popular, but somebody needs to do the job," Wolff said.
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