Sebastien Vettel will mull over his Sunday day for a few days. The German Formula 1 driver came second at the Canadian Grand Prix behind the Briton Lewis Hamilton after receiving a 5-second penalty.
The four-time world champion expressed his dissatisfaction and disagreement with the judges' decision by moving the sign marking the location of the winning car, the Hamilton car to the one where his should have been, and handed the sign 2 in front of the British one. Sebastian Vettel was penalized for crushing his opponent against a low wall as he regained control of his car after an error and a passage in the grass.
" It is unfair ! "
"No, no, no, not like that, he was sorry on the radio as soon as the race was over. You have to be blind to think that you can go out on the grass and control where you are going (…) It's unfair! Afterwards, the German did not submit to the traditional post-race interview.
"Of course, that's not how I wanted to win," said the Mercedes driver. I pushed to the end to try to overtake him. It's a shame but it's the race. You're not supposed to get back on track immediately after an off-road trip, he added. Hamilton still invited his rival to join him on the top step of the podium.
Charles Leclerc third
Monaco's Charles Leclerc finished third behind his team-mate Ferrari. Finland's Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who are less well placed than usual on the grid (6th and 9th respectively), are 4th and 5th ahead of Renault's Daniel Ricciardo of Australia. from the German Nico Hulkenberg.
France's Pierre Gasly (Red Bull), Canadian Lance Stroll (Racing Point) and Russia's Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) complete the Top 10, while the other Tricolore Romain Grosjean (Haas) is 14th. The Briton Lando Norris, who could hope to finish in the points thanks to his high-performance McLaren this weekend, was forced to retire on mechanical failure from the 8th lap. Victim of a collision at the start that seriously undermined his chances, the Thai Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) also found prematurely his garage ten laps from the finish.