TheFlyingDisk wrote:Just goes to show that if Lewis wanted to, he could have given Max some space.
The stewards said Verstappen didn't have any right to the room because he braked too late.
https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files ... lision.pdf
At the 50m board before Turn 1, Car 44 was significantly ahead of Car 33. Car 33 braked late and started to move alongside Car 44, although at no point in the sequence does Car 33 get any further forward than just behind the front wheel of Car 44.
The Stewards observed on CCTV footage that the driver of Car 44 was driving an avoiding line, although his position caused Car 33 to go onto the kerb. But further, the Stewards observed that Car 33 was not at all alongside Car 44 until significantly into the entry into Turn 1. In the opinion of the Stewards, this manoeuvre was attempted too late for the driver of Car 33 to have “the right to racing room”. While Car 44 could have steered further from the kerb to avoid the incident, the Stewards determined that his position was reasonable and therefore find that the driver of Car 33 was predominantly to blame for the incident."
And a reminder (as per Silverstone)In coming to the penalty the Stewards emphasise that they have only considered the incident itself and not the consequences thereof.