Lewis Hamilton says Canadian GP decision was right after Vettel error

• ‘He did block me, it’s the rules,’ says Mercedes driver
• Vettel has until Thursday to decide on appealing

Lewis Hamilton has said Sebastian Vettel knew what he was doing when he incurred the penalty that cost the Ferrari driver first place at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton won despite finishing behind Vettel after the stewards penalised the German by adding five seconds to his time in Sunday’s race. Hamilton believes they were right to do so, while Vettel was adamant the decision was symptomatic of the sport having taken the wrong direction with rules that are too stringent.

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Source: Formula 1

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