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Vettel: Unsafe release penalties too harsh

Sebastian Vettel has equated penalising a driver for an unsafe release to "going to prison for stealing a chocolate bar". This season Formula 1 decided to take a strict approach to any team releasing their driver in an unsafe manner. However, the best way to penalise a team is to penalise the driver and that's exactly what the new punishment does. Not only is the driver hit with a penalty during the grand prix but they also incur a 10-place grid drop for the next race. Vettel feels it is too harsh. Speaking in Thursday's press conference in Germany, he said penalising a driver for an unsafe release is "like going to prison for stealing a chocolate bar. "It's too harsh...
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