I didn’t see anything wrong with it. It was a little bit cheap but hey, you do what you can to get past. Feel sorry for Sutil though as up til then he was defending brilliantly and it would have been nice to see Vettel outwit him or force him into a mistake rather than just barging his way through.
I don’t think it’s illegal to make contact although at those speeds I can see why the drivers would get upset such as Nurburgring 07.
I think what’s makes it illegal is the way a driver goes about it. Shoving it up the inside or whatever is fine most of the time unless an avoidable accident occurs and then expect a reprimand or in the old days a drive through :P .
I didn’t really have a problem with that move by Seb, he needed to do it and it wasn’t exactly classy but job done and it could be a move an an extra however many points that gets him the title.
The problem I have is other times when he’s seemingly turn in on other cars for no reason.
It was crude, effective but just racing I would say. As Steph said, it’s this turning-in that I’m not a fan of. Either that or he’s just not very good at judging how much space you should give another car.
I think it’s great to see that Vettel can overtake when he needs to. I’m not sure someone like Hamilton would’ve done much better. Sutil really put up a great defense that would’ve been difficult for any driver to get past.
*ducks to take cover from incendiary objects thrown by Hamilton fans*
As long as it doesn’t endanger the drivers I don’t see anything wrong with this kind of move. I loved seeing Liuzzi, for example, barging his way past Schumacher in true Schumacher style on the last lap in Montreal!