I have never understood why people delete their own controversial tweets. What’s done is done, if you’re listened to, that is, followed by one hundred thousand people, then, five minutes later, the whole world knows what you said and there’s no changing it.
Talking about both incidents, I see two issues here. First, it is sometimes impossible to say for sure whether an accident was deliberate or not and, in my opinion, the clash between Maldonado and Perez at Monaco was one of such accidents, which is why stewards didn’t give Maldonado a harsher penalty. Second, I think that this is partly about how backmarkers and ‘pay drivers’ survive among the big boys. This is not the first time this year when Vettel acts carelessly, and, once again, he has been careless not when overtaking a driver of Alonso’s calibre but towards a ‘second tier’ driver.
What I want to say is that the big F1 boys sometimes don’t treat their weaker mates with enough respect and that the ‘small’ boys like Maldonado, Karthikeyan and Senna need to fight back to gain this respect and survive in the F1 world. Maybe Maldonado hasn’t always chosen the right means for fighting but I think I can understand the reasons for his frustration.