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Wolff: Vettel's instinctive reaction was to 'protect'

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes the controversial penalty handed to Sebastian Vettel in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix reflected a "black and white" interpretation of the rules by the stewards. On lap 48, at the narrow Turn 8 and 9 chicane, Vettel messed up his entry and took to the grass, rejoining in the path of the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton who was forced to brake heavily to avoid the German. While it appeared that Vettel had no other choice but to position his car back on the racing line, the quartet of stewards - which included former F1 driver Emanuele Pirro - deemed the move unsafe and promptly penalized handed the Ferrari driver a 5-second time penalty that deprived him...
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