Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he Sebastian Vettel is “absolutely right” to be angry about his controversial penalty in the Canadian Grand Prix.
“First of all, Sebastian is absolutely right, if it was me I would kicked the damn board and thrown it against the car,” Wolff told Sky Sports.
“I am of course biased for Mercedes and there is a rule that says you have to leave a car’s width when you go off the track, and I think his instinctive reaction was that he had to protect that position, and maybe that was a tiny bit too far.
“If you’re a Ferrari fan, or somebody that is keen on seeing hard racing, you’d like to see a little bit more of a bumper car mentality.
Wolff compared the penalty to an incident at the Monaco Grand Prix involving Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.