@bobthevulcan Hamilton was given a drive through for Scuffing Massa’s sidepod in Monaco purely because one had aleady been given to diresta for a similar incident a few laps earlier. If you watch the actual incident here:
You’ll see that Massa turns in way earlier than what would be the normal line would and actually makes contact with Webber’s rear wing knocking a piece off. Hamilton already committed to the move has nowhere else to go, and what would have been a tight angle for an overtake, becomes virtually impossible.
Singapore was a total brainfade by Hamilton although it’s useful to note that Massa was asked to destroy Hamilton’s race and was obviously braking much earlier in an attempt to do this which played a significant part in Hamilton misjudging the move.
Also can we stop with this Vettel straightline speed deficit, first of all both in Spa and Monza Red Bull were some of the fastest through the speed traps. Secondly when they do have low topspeed it’s more or less because of the way they gear the car which they choose to run and which actually compensates for it because it allows them to accelerate and reach top speed much faster especially on heavy fuel, also with the advent of DRS which helps the cars close up, lack of top speed isn’t the excuse it was.
It’s also useful to note with the customer car rules the Torro Rosso (once given all of the same upgrades half of the way through the season) was essentially a Red Bull Chassis with a Ferrari engine (the same chassis Webber qualified second at Silverstone with), actually making it better car than the Red Bull works team and probably one of the best cars behind Ferrari/McLaren.