I was referring to collisions between Vettel’s car and one or more of those around him, and the lack of retribution visited upon Vettel as a consequence, or even attribution of error.
Azerbaijan: Vettel hits Hamilton - accuses Hamilton of brake checking. Vettel deliberately drives into Hamilton. Vettel received a stop/go, and subsequently admitted he was wrong.
Singapore: Vettel (arguably?) causes a three car pile-up. No action taken.
Malaysia: Vettel turns in on Stroll (after the race) but comes off much worse. No action taken.
(Of course, all 3 incidents may have been Max Verstappen’s fault. © Ferrari, 2017 )
Over-exuberance, excitement, adrenaline, red mist… These things shouldn’t happen to a multiple-time F1 champion. So… Just plain bad luck? Or driver error? If the latter then he is certainly charmed as he has received very, very little by way of penalty.
No - I don’t like Vettel. He is a great driver. So was Schumacher and I didn’t like him, either - the 1994 Australian GP sealed my opinion there. I’m not a big fan of Hamilton, either, unlike Niki Lauda who very recently said "Lewis is now the greatest driver ever.” Lauda may be a little biased but he has also been very critical of Hamilton in the past.