Cause and Effect


Vettel versus Hamilton, and the world of motorsport splits in two. The episode which highlighted a very eventful Baku Grand Prix, has prompted many of Formula One’s protagonists and opinionists to come up with their own personalized comment on the facts.

In some cases praising, and many others criticizing, the stewards’ manner of sentencing what happened between the two championship contenders. How could I exclude myself from such a succulent opportunity?

To me cause and effect should be treated equally when analyzing the key episode: Lewis did brake tested Sebastian applying his own method of restarting the race which in a minor formula would have been sanctioned with no second thoughts. Vettel, on his part, reacted in a childish manner, losing for a sec calm and concentration and showing everyone the wrong side of motor sport.

Red card for both, I am totally convinced. As it ended, misfortune and penalties re-balanced the race handing victory on a silver plate to Ricciardo which had no means to get to the top of the podium on his own. And the Australian thanked his two mates with his proverbial, ear-to-ear smile showing on the tv screens around the world the good side of the sport, the one we like.

Red card for both, I am totally convinced. As it ended, misfortune and penalties re-balanced the race handing victory on a silver plate to Ricciardo which had no means to get to the top of the podium on his own. And the Australian thanked his two mates with his proverbial, ear-to-ear smile showing on the tv screens around the world the good side of the sport, the one we like.​ Enrico Zanarini