Hamilton "probably would've done the same" in Vettel's situation

10-06-2019 09:20
by Adam Newton
Hamilton probably would've done the same in Vettel's situation

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he would likely have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the incident that saw the German punished with a five second time penalty, handing his rival the win at Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel ran wide at turn three, and after fighting the car over the grass, rejoined the track after cutting turn four, impeding Hamilton.

And now Hamilton has admitted that if he were in the same situation, he probably would have reacted in the same way.

According to Racefans.net, Hamilton said: “I watched the replay, it was obviously very close.

“What I can say is that if I was in the lead and I made a mistake and went wide I probably would have done the same thing because it happened so quick and you’re just trying to hold your position.

“When I say I would do the same, I would try to squeeze him too. That’s ultimately what happened.

“As a driver, things go wrong you’re like ‘oh shoot’ and you try and squeeze so that you don’t lose a position.

“It’s a natural instinct that you have. You’re not going to go ‘actually I better pull to the left and let everybody go by’. He did block me but unfortunately he went off-track and the way the rules are that’s how it’s described.”

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