Lewis Hamilton is yet to respond officially on the FIA’s decision not to give Sebastian Vettel any further penalty for the collision between them in Azerbaijan.
But Hamilton has given an indication of his views by ‘liking’ a social media post from one of his supporters.
An Instagram user with the name Tillykeeper_zackfan posted the following, which was ‘liked’ by the three-times world champion:
“Lost all respect for the FIA, Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel after that ruling. The message this sends is that you can do whatever you want on track, smash into each other but if you suck up and just apologise and you get away with it! If that was Lewis, he’d get banned, fined and points deducted. FIA are a bias set of fools towards Ferrari, always have been and always will!”
Vettel ran into the back of Hamilton’s car during a Safety Car period in Baku. He then pulled alongside Hamilton and swiped into the race-leading Mercedes.
The Ferrari driver was given a ten-second stop-go penalty during the race last week. Following a meeting with FIA president Jean Todt yesterday he agreed to publicly apologise for the incident and was given no further sanction for the incident.
Vetel said he “had no intention at anytime to put Lewis in danger, but I understand that I caused a dangerous situation”.
Thanks to Patrick (@aqualyn) for the tip.
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