Why is Sebastian Vettel furious after Lewis Hamilton incident at Canadian Grand Prix?

Vettel was denied a first win of the season in controversial circumstances at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The Ferrari star started the Canadian Grand Prix on pole position and led for the duration of the race.

However, a mistake at Turn 3 saw Vettel slide across the grass and re-enter the track.

As the German went off course, Hamilton attempted to go around the outside.

But Vettel defended his position by driving in the line of Hamilton and almost forcing him into the wall.

The Brit then gave his rival the space to retain his position but felt the move was illegal.

And the safety stewards agreed as they slapped Vettel with a five-second penalty but they did not come to that decision until lap 58 of the 70-lap race.

Vettel crossed the chequered in place first with Hamilton 1.4 seconds behind, meaning the Mercedes man was awarded the victory.

Last night, Ferrari launched an appeal over the punishment.

Under currently legislation, in-race time penalties cannot be appealed.

However, the Italian team are attempting to challenge the decision that Vettel was guilty of dangerous driving.

If they are successful, it could overturn the five-second penalty, stripping Hamilton of his win. But that is very unlikely and Hamilton is expected to retain his 29-point lead at the top of the standings and 62-point gap over Vettel.

What has Lewis Hamilton said?

“Naturally, that is absolutely not the way I wanted to win,” he said.

“I was pushing to the end to try to get past.

“I forced him into an error, he went a bit wide but then I had the run on that corner and we nearly collided.

“It is unfortunate but this is motor racing.”

What has Sebastian Vettel said?

“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know what’s the procedure now,” he said.

“I think it’s not just about that decision today, there’s other decisions.

“Just hear the wording when people come on the radio, that we have now.

“We have an official language, I think it’s all wrong.”

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