Mercedes benefiting from rule changes? Marko launches theory
Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko says the penalty which saw victory of the Canadian Grand Prix taken away from Sebastian Vettel and given to Lewis Hamilton is just the latest example of the Silver Arrows mysteriously benefiting from decisions by F1's hierarchy.
Marko says the decision to penalise Vettel for re-joining the track unsafely in Montreal was incorrect, as the former Red Bull man had done everything in his power to avoid an accident.
"Sebastian did not do anything wrong," Marko told Auto Bild. "He had his hands full to keep the car on the track. Hamilton could just have passed inside or simply braked.
"The penalty for Sebastian is therefore unfair and leaves a bad aftertaste. The rules need to be urgently changed.
"Sebastian did everything right, and when he switched the placards, he publicly showed what he was feeling.
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