@TommyB89 Yep, I agree mostly. Sorry, in all of the server issues, my long comment appears to have disappeared. :-(
What I said, basically, is that Karthikeyan was on the white line (as he admitted afterwards) and it’s up to him to stay out of the way — but it’s certainly not expected that he risks having a spin or crash just to stay out of the way. He was on dry tyres and so he wasn’t going to stay on the kerb/line, and came back onto the track. It was an unfortunate incident that both could have avoided. There is certainly, 100%, definitely no need for a penalty for either of them though. I find this decision pretty appalling to be honest.
And Vettel’s reaction was a bit over the top in the car, but perhaps understandable. Calling him a “cucumber” and an “idiot” is a step too far if you ask me. I can’t remember ever seeing someone complain about an incident that wasn’t entirely the backmarker’s fault in that way. Vettel has grown on me significantly since his first title, but I really hope he doesn’t go back to the way he was in, say, Hungary 2010 when things weren’t going his way. Only problem is, I’m not confident. But for his sake, I really hope he hasn’t become too used to winning as he’s such a nice guy when that’s the case.
And I just watched this:
He’s not just angry with what happened, he’s also being mean. :’(