The punishments for Peter Sagan and Sebastian Vettel cast F1 in a poor light | Richard Williams

The Tour de France took the brave decision to disqualify the world champion but the FIA chose the expedient option on Vettel’s clash with Lewis Hamilton

Did Sebastian Vettel really steer into Lewis Hamilton on purpose? And was there malice in Peter Sagan’s mind when his elbow flew out and Mark Cavendish was pitched into the barriers? The evidence of the last fortnight in top-level sport supports what any junior reporter will tell you, which is that an incident witnessed by more than one person almost invariably produces conflicting interpretations.

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