RE Vettel: the problem was not whether he should have crashed or not. Obviously he had to take evasive action. The problem was whether he gained any unfair advantage as a consequence of that, which he somewhat did as he overtook cars while avoiding the crash and he didn't gave the places back afterwards. Anyways, as Ikyrotz pointed out, they reviewed it and decided not to penalize him (or Ricciardo, who also gained many places thanks to that).
BTW, thanks Ikyrotz, I missed it, probably happened during the comercials here!
That, by the way, is a good example of the inconsistency of the rules. And whether they are good or bad. Any Kimi fan would no doubt be p**sed that Vettel overtook him with no consequences (except for our own main Kimi fan, who also happens to be our biggest Vettel fan, I mean Brad, of course ). I think in this case the stewards did the right thing. Enforcing the no overtaking off track at first corner's mayhem at Monaco is really complicated, if they did that at every Monaco race 99% whould have a restart and half the field penalized. Monaco's main excitement for those looking for a cheap thrill is precisely the first corner mayhem, so I guess the better they mess with it, the better. It is idiotic, but as you will see most people tend to consider Monaco as a borefest precisely because enterteainment is measure in terms or crashes/overtakes in a race which is entertaining because of everything but.
To enjoy Monaco (I mean actually enjoy it) you need to understand the strategy/attrition game. Trying to measure Monaco as by the uqnatity of crashes and overtakes is like listening to Bach's sonatas and expecting a guitar solo.
How the hell did I ended up ranting about this which has nothing to do with first corner incidents???