We all know the troubles surrounding Scuderia Ferrari in their quest to best Mercedes, but more pressing what’s happening to their lead driver Sebastian Vettel? I’ve been a fan of Sebastian, but he certainly didn’t do himself any favors this past weekend. He did some solid driving, but came up short at the end. And if that’s where the story ended, it would be one of things left unfinished. Sadly, that would have been better than how he did in fact leave things.
With that said, this post may sound harsh, but if you or anyone you knew heard the comments Sebastian made over team radio to voice is displeasure with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen failing to yield his place in the final moments of the Mexican GP then became inconsolable, and began dropping what can only be described as lyrics reminiscent of NWA rawness, “F the police, F the police”. However in this case the “F” was directed towards FIA race director Charlie Whiting. I’m not sure I would run away from a Tourette’s diagnosis after all, as anyone deemed to be in control of their words would almost certainly suffer some form of sanctions. It’s bad enough his post-race promotion to 3rd place then post-post-race demotion to 5th place presumably for perpetrating the same violation Verstappen was found guilty of. Did you follow that? Ok, here’s the break down; Max Verstappen failed to yield to Sebastian Vettel. Vettel then in turn blocked Daniel Ricciardo while Verstappen was blocking him. Post race pre award Verstappen was in the green room preparing to accept his award, as the 3rd place finisher, but before he went to the podium the stewards changed the order of the finish and he was asked to leave. Sebastian Vettel then replaced him on the podium. Post race Vettel was stripped of the 3rd place win, and Ricciardo was promoted to 3rd. So in the end the final results were: 1) Hamilton, 2) Rosberg, 3) Ricciardo, 4) Verstappen, and 5) Vettel. Could you follow that?
So now the question is what further action will the series take against Vettel for his profane pronouncement?