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Published by Mr. C

Yesterday I made a comment suggesting that Hamilton's erratic driving behind the safety car was responsible for the accident between Vettel and Webber. I based this on the post-race response from Vettel, and also from what we'd witnessed on TV.

It was difficult to prove though, given the little amount of information we had. Today nelsong came up with the following video on YouTube (you'll have to be quick though, before FOM rip it down):

[update: the video is now missing from YouTube, above is the same clip on Dailymotion]

You may well ask what on earth Lewis was doing all the way over that side of the track, you may well ask why he was driving so slowly (don't say warming his brakes, because that involves very hash movements, not a gradual reduction in speed).

Keep in mind the following article (40.7) from the FIA's Sporting Regulations 2007:

Any car being driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or which is deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers at any time whilst the safety car is deployed will be reported to the stewards. This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pit lane.

Love to hear your comments on this one. Thanks again to nelsong and also to smoker893 for posting the clip.




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