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As penalty debate rages on, drivers show sympathy for stewards

Almost two weeks on from the chequered flag falling in Canada and Sebastian Vettel losing victory due to a controversial stewards’ ruling, the dust is showing few signs of settling in the debate. The decision to hand Vettel a five-second time penalty for unsafely rejoining the track during his fight with Lewis Hamilton led to widespread criticism from many former drivers, champions and pundits in the F1 world. At a time when the sport is trying to capture the imagination of fans, to hit the headlines in such an officious manner was seen as being harmful, proving its over-regulated modern nature. Up and down the paddock at Paul Ricard on Thursday, the majority of the current drivers were...
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