Was Vettel ROBBED of Victory by the Stewards? F1 Race Analysis Montreal

  • Published on Jun 10, 2019
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  • Nico Rosberg
    Nico Rosberg  7 days ago +990

    Clarification @ 3:48:
    I add that it’s irrelevant if out of control or not. Actually this part is incorrect. Sorry. If out of control all the time whilst squeezing Lewis then no penalty. As you don’t get penalty for making a mistake going off and sliding back onto the track even if you end up hitting someone.
    Crucially, Vettel was definitely totally in control of his car in the latter part of squeezing Lewis where if Lewis would not have backed out there would have been a collision = unsafe rejoining = penalty.

    • Julian Lockyear
      Julian Lockyear 33 minutes ago

      @Richard Leblanc How can you say coming off the grass and across the track and then blocking a driver who was on the racing line is ok ? Seb make a mistake and it cost him the race. It is not the first time he has done so when wheel to wheel with Lewis. You simply cannot expect to cut across the grass and force another driver to take evasive action and keep the lead. He should of let Lewis past and raced him to the flag. That would have been the sporting thing to do.

    • Richard Leblanc
      Richard Leblanc 8 hours ago +1

      If Seb was in control, then was the re-entry not complete? And if complete, did he not have the right at that point to defend his track position? I say that he had already re-entered, and was in his right to defend position at that point provided he did not move twice under braking in that defence. One should not be penalized for going onto the grass, only for re-entering unsafely. The flow and pace of the race was barely interrupted in this case and Lewis was just trying to be opportunistic. I think Sebastian's racecraft in both recovering and then defending was exceptional and should not have been punished.

    • Julian Lockyear
      Julian Lockyear 15 hours ago

      @Varun Bedi Lewis drove around the track at normal speed.....Vettel went across the grass. If he wants to beat Lewis and win he needs to learn not to make mistakes. If Lewis had not moved over and backed off Vettel would have hit him. No way at all is it Lewis's fault. Vettel once again cracked under pressure. If you rejoin the track and force someone else off the track you deserve a penalty.

    • Brian Holden
      Brian Holden 22 hours ago

      Ok Nicco let me get this, you're saying that when he initially rejoined the circuit he was not in control of the car, so as you said, not in control = no penalty & visa versa, but then say in the later stages now in control of the car he squeezed Hamilton, but at this point he is in control of the car, so it wasn't the rejoining the circuit that you're saying that interfered with Hamilton's line but post that a separate action, blocking! But Hamilton didn't accuse Seb of blocking he accused him of an unsafe reentry? Sorry but I'm with Martin Brundle & Jensen Button on this one the stewards got it wrong.

    • bn880
      bn880 Day ago

      I am glad you posted this comment, as that was wrong. In any case Vettel could have returned much safer had he backed off a little (and lost position). So yeah I guess he should get a penalty as the mistake should have cost a position as well. However there have been many worse situations in the past where people were not penalized, and that is what is annoying here.

  • Tee Ngo
    Tee Ngo 46 minutes ago

    Vettel is a melter, his mistake again. Don’t deflect it onto the stewards. Lewis has his number!

  • Lindsay Evans
    Lindsay Evans Hour ago

    Nico, the problem is that he was a passenger in the car until he nearly met the wall. If the wall was 2ft close he'd have hit it for sure. You keep saying that "he failed to re-enter the track safely" and that's where the misunderstanding is, he wasn't controlling the car so he did not re-enter the track at all. The car ended up there due to his error. Again, he was lock to lock until he nearly hit the wall. So, 100% Racing incident. All that said, Lewis' consistency, metronomic extreme pace and relentless quality pressure on Sebastian induced yet another silly mistake from Seb.

  • Dimitar Yanev
    Dimitar Yanev 3 hours ago

    Spot on, Nico!

  • bob presla
    bob presla 7 hours ago

    how is it unsafe return if it wasn't that close to being an incident ?
    is it unsafe if the guy behind has to slow down ? what determines unsafe ?
    if the line is wide right do you not take the line and give room?
    those guys are so trained on lines instinctively hes goin to go wide right

  • Richard Leblanc
    Richard Leblanc 8 hours ago

    Nico, I think your analysis is wrong. I think the rule of safe entry presumes that you have control of the car. Otherwise it makes no sense. Your father is right in this respect. Secondly, you say that Vettel made a mistake. Perhaps this is semantics, but I do not believe Vettel made a mistake. I believe that his car became unbalanced at that moment. In other words, he did the best he could in the moment but the car lost its balance and he went into the grass. I recall a race where you were fighting Lewis in a corner and then suddenly your rear end slid out. At that time you were at a total loss to explain why your rear end slid out...I remember you being totally puzzled after the race, it was as though your traction control failed for a split second. Was that your mistake?

  • Greg Jackson
    Greg Jackson 12 hours ago

    This was Great Thanks for your Great Honest Accurate account of the Canadian F1 weekend
    Great Job

    MICHAEL NEWBEING 12 hours ago


  • sergio sprecacenere
    sergio sprecacenere 12 hours ago

    chiedilo a tuo padre se Vettel è da penalizzare....hai la risposta dentro casa da un campione del mondo anni 80

  • Shammi_ Boi
    Shammi_ Boi 13 hours ago

    I agree with you that Vettel's whining was a waste of time and he could have opened up a 5 sec gap, but I don't agree that the penalty was just, if Vettel had put on his brakes he would just crash into Hamilton, he made the safest decision about coming back onto the track. Also the FIA should be punishing foul behavior like purposefully driving others off the track, not honest mistakes like this

  • gingadean
    gingadean 14 hours ago

    All these stupid rules and penalties are ruining F1. Just let the drivers fight ffs . Vettel made a mistake and tried to protect his lead. He might have squeezed Hamilton a bit but what was he supposed to do? Pull over and wave Lewis through?

  • Corrie Horn
    Corrie Horn 14 hours ago

    And something else. There were no re entry bollards placed at that chicane as per other tracks where you have to join to the left of the bollards! So again ....ridiculous penalty!

  • Corrie Horn
    Corrie Horn 14 hours ago

    Hello Nico. There is one big difference. You were and Lewis is driving in the far superior car in the new hybrid turbo era. Vettel is driving the Ferrari which the British Press and SKY F1 hoodwinked everybody into believing was the superior car, which we now know is not so. So as the Ferrari team boss said, Vettel's unforced errors are because he is driving the Ferrari over the limit. The pressure did NOT come from Lewis's driving, but from a faster Mercedes race car as per the pre race race simulation times. Now for the ridiculous penalty.
    As an ex motorsport competitor myself there is one rule that has always been the same. The race leader has right of way on the track and it is for the competitor behind him to find his way past. Vettel lost control while in the lead and regained the track while Hamilton was still BEHIND him, not along side him! This is the crux of the matter! It is Hamilton who made the mistake of choosing to gun for the outside of Vettel. Had he been clever he would have backed of slightly when he saw Vettel's mistake, came on the power earlier out of the chicane and past him to the left by outdraging him down the strait. That way he would have won the race fair and square and not stolen it . My 2 cents worth

  • Julian Lockyear
    Julian Lockyear 15 hours ago

    What would Vettel and Ferrari say if it was Lewis in the lead and he went off and came back in the same manner? I don't think they would say that it's ok........

  • Fabrizio De Bortoli
    Fabrizio De Bortoli 15 hours ago

    No one would left space to another pilot behind... No one. As Nico did in Barcelona few years ago. The penalty could be fair, Lewis was clever to go so fast to pretend the penalty, but in this way, the race would be very boring. In Canada Grosjean rejoined the circuit in the 1st bend of the 1st lap not in safety condition, and Ricciardo cut Bottas in a very dangerous way without any investigation. The problem is that for someone there is a penalty and someone not, and seems to be that there is someone that have a privilege and someone not. Would be better if Vettel got just a reprimand, a warning and at the same situation, in another race, finally get a penalty. Could be better and fair and the races would be more interesting in my opinion.

  • LittaDNB
    LittaDNB 15 hours ago

    Spot on Nico.

  • David Olbrycht-Palmer
    David Olbrycht-Palmer 15 hours ago

    I agree with what your saying, though I think when you approach an incident or a cloud of dust you'd want to slow down and look for the best pass. I'm not a driver but I'd say there was an opportunity for Hamilton to slow and take the inside rather than stick to the racing line. At the same time had Vettel not re-entered the track at around 50% throttle probably wouldn't have had that oversteer that ultimately pushed him to the racing line when he counter steered. Either way personally I feel it takes away from the racing these sort of penalties

  • KilliBruh
    KilliBruh 17 hours ago

    splash splash your opinion is trash

  • martinschouwink76
    martinschouwink76 17 hours ago

    Vettel is a childish bad loser. 2016: Mexican grand prix, Max Verstappen... Look it up, Sebastian.

  • Andrea Della Luna
    Andrea Della Luna 17 hours ago

    stupid rule and anyway even Lewis was wrong. he tryed to overtake Vettel from the right and there was no track so to overtake Vettel he should have been out of the track.
    Where is the penalty from Ricciardo?
    I will want to see a race with duels like Arnoux and Villeneuve not a race where you can win without a single overtake

  • mirza memic
    mirza memic 17 hours ago

    Ferrari Fan here and I would have to agree with Nico

  • Life Is War God Is All
    Life Is War God Is All 18 hours ago

    Whether or not Vettel struggled to save his car is not Hamilton's problem. Vettel deserves punishment according to the rules, as he invaded the track dangerously. It's clear Hamilton would take the lead if he didn't block him.

  • Devon Kenny
    Devon Kenny 20 hours ago


  • Bash Majstora
    Bash Majstora 20 hours ago

    Abu Dhabi 2016 , Nico crying like a baby when Hamilton was slowing down the column, then Vetel protected his back from the "Crazy Verstapen". And now this... taking on the propaganda talk from Mercedes. Ma-FIA, Nico, Ma- FIA you are ready to take a post there.

  • Guido Del Re
    Guido Del Re 20 hours ago +1

    I agree with you NICO,100%

  • Mr Crypto Meme
    Mr Crypto Meme 20 hours ago

    Who would feel sorry for Vettel even if the decision was deemed harsh.....he made a big error, came off track and swiped along the width of the track pushing Hamilton off the track and almost into the wall. I don't feel sorry for him losing the victory when he made such an error.

  • Stephen Sullivan
    Stephen Sullivan 20 hours ago

    You're exactly right, Nico. The rule was clear; Vettel broke the rule, whether intentionally or not; he had to get a penalty. Coming back on the track out of control is the _definition_ of unsafe! If people don't like the rule -- and a lot of racers don't -- then it needs to be changed. There are plenty of ways to change it that might work better. One of them might be that the penalty could be to swap places on the track. That would seem fitting in this case, and would have given Vettel the chance to overtake to make up for the error -- which is what should have happened; he should have been behind, with a chance to overtake. But, as you point out, he could also have put more than 5 seconds between him and Lewis, and won outright that way.

  • mazdapremacy
    mazdapremacy 21 hour ago

    I hate both of them about the same, but when there is someone going off maybe crashing you flor it?

  • hernan Vazquez
    hernan Vazquez 22 hours ago

    If I recall, Lewis did that to Ricardo in Monaco a couple of years back. Lost control under pressure from Ricardo, cut across the chicane and got back to the track squeezing Ricardo out but did not get penalized. That inconsistency that seems to favor Lewis is that people don’t like.

  • The Bella Twins videos
    The Bella Twins videos 22 hours ago

    Sebastian Vettel did not deserve the penalty that he got at the Canadian GP I totally think that Sebastian Vettel was robbed of his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix he deserved to win the Canadian Grand Prix that's what I totally think Lewis Hamilton should have got the penalty. BellaArmyFan Forever

  • Archtop Guitar
    Archtop Guitar 23 hours ago

    Whan whan whan ... Seb cry baby ..... those who say robbed ... you spelled BLIND wrong.....

  • Mike Ralph
    Mike Ralph Day ago

    Vettel should have been disqualified, for his after race antics .

  • James Beemer
    James Beemer Day ago

    nico like your comments you re alwyas neutral and as a former world championn you know more about it than the people who has never been in a formule 1 car

  • Spryguy902
    Spryguy902 Day ago

    Holy shit F1 driver youtuber, hell yeah subbed.

  • Predatoramg
    Predatoramg Day ago

    Seb made a mistake but I think the stewards should have told Seb to give the position to Lewis immediately and let Seb have chance to attack Lewis like if you cut the corner and gained an advantage. I think that would be fair and less controversial.

  • Shane Ridley
    Shane Ridley Day ago

    Completely agree there was another option slow down, he should not gain an advantage for leaving the track. Also vettel is always pushing to far he is dangerous at times

  • EmmE
    EmmE Day ago

    '' let me look at my notes ''. Dear Rosberg, it's so clear that you have been called by FIA asking you to make a video supporting their decision, giving you a big money tip for doing this. You are a sold person, and we all knew that when you '' raced''.

  • Loop44
    Loop44 Day ago

    i LOLd so hard seeing 1 euro donations to a multimillionaire

  • Jay Ruddock
    Jay Ruddock Day ago

    Nico is the only smart person he got his world title and knew that the pressure of trying to compete with Lewis was too much so dipped out maybe vettel should do the same.

  • rich1576
    rich1576 Day ago

    Vettel through his toys out of the pram like a spoilt child and for his antics after the race should also be find for bringing the sport into disripute.

  • Dar Cos
    Dar Cos Day ago

    Great vid, I'm impressed with the simplicity

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  • kev hulme
    kev hulme Day ago

    100℅ correct nico shame your not in the mix anymore .

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  • LennyJohnson5
    LennyJohnson5 Day ago

    Spot on Nico. The five second penalty was the correct outcome.

  • Christopher Pinchbeck

    Well done Nico! Total respect for you

  • Trina Beville
    Trina Beville Day ago

    The rule assumes the driver is in control and makes a conscious choice to renter the track unsafely. Vettle was out of control,rule doesn’t apply. Another case of the rules unfairly benefiting Hamilton and mercedes

  • Let's Get Going! Join Us

    Nico, I am on the outside of opinion same as you, I agree with you TOTALLY, thanks for putting a responsible opinion forward

  • Trina Beville
    Trina Beville Day ago

    Vettle was robbed

  • David Baker
    David Baker Day ago

    Couldn’t agree more nico. What seb should of done was backed out of throttle and came back on safely but he didn’t because he knew he’d of lost the lead. And I don’t buy for one moment that he wasn’t in control he knew exactly what he was doing. Penalty deserved. Seb is a bad loser and I can’t believe they didn’t tell Leclerc seb had the 5 sec penalty. Let’s be fair the way seb gets a team to treat his teammates over the years is a disgrace.

  • joshua G
    joshua G Day ago

    Nico yourself and Daniel ricciardo should of driven together,both gentleman of the sport !

  • Hugh Chisolm
    Hugh Chisolm Day ago

    Like your OPINION on this.. you are a great driver..

    DEM JOHNSON Day ago

    Winners stay on the track.

  • iL Gommista
    iL Gommista Day ago

    hamilton 3 years a go have same action or much shyt and no penalty!!! camon f1 now is ridiculoes.

  • iL Gommista
    iL Gommista Day ago

    Ridiculoes ridiculoes ridiculoes decision. forse stai parlando per non alimentare lo scandalo.... sono contento che hai battuto hamilton nel 2016 ma non condivido.

  • Musa Mupfekeri
    Musa Mupfekeri Day ago

    Yes he was robbed

  • Luca Nardoni
    Luca Nardoni Day ago

    Tutta fuffa per coprire la truffa!!! Chi sostiene che Vettel lo ha fatto apposta non capisce nulla di F1, Mansell ed Andretti campioni titolati hanno detto che la penalità è assurda e io mi associo a gente che ne capisce, non a professori dalla poltrona di casa! Ciao ciao

  • Da Do83
    Da Do83 Day ago +2

    Ahhh Nico is back, has always been jealous of Vettel and got his seat at Mercedes due to Papa's connections. The guy advertises Mercedes cars and expects people to believe he is impartial :-D

  • Raymond Lee
    Raymond Lee Day ago +2

    Good video Nico, always good to hear from an ex-driver's perspective. You've got my 100% support for an honest opinion 👍

  • John O'Mahoney
    John O'Mahoney Day ago

    I think the world has noticed Vettel has trouble with presser!

  • Lake Ishikawa
    Lake Ishikawa Day ago

    100% agree.
    Too much faith in Ferrari religion is blinding people's critical thinking capabilities this time.

  • carlos martos
    carlos martos Day ago

    So he had not enough control so he squeezed Lewis against the wall, but he had enough control to avoid the same wall. Wow. The difference between the two "in/out control" states is just the width of a F1 car. Life is so surprising sometimes.
    EDIT: @Nico I agree to your sticky comment. When someone brakes a rule there is often a difference in sanction if it is done on purpose or not, but there is still a sanction. Recalling to all that this rule is not there to kill any race interest, but for safety reasons.

  • Madara Uchiha
    Madara Uchiha Day ago

    Why did vettle use the throttle on the grass? Because he was desperate to retain the lead. If he coasted back onto the track instead of giving it the beans he could have kept his car of the racing line and not impede hamilton. Well deserved penalty.

  • F1 F
    F1 F Day ago

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    Nico respect you my m8 . As you put your family first bless you and your sweet family . Stay normal man as most love the celebrity lifestyle over the real world wich is corrupt by the elite billionaires Zionists who run it all .They want us all yes men and slaves ..

  • Queen Jane
    Queen Jane Day ago

    Awesome thought. Nico. BIG FAN

  • Queen Jane
    Queen Jane Day ago

    Yep. Lewis was pressuring vettle and I think it was vettle, s error

  • David Morash
    David Morash Day ago

    Have to agree with Nico here. As a driver who had to dig very deep to beat Lewis, he knows what he is talking about. Vettel makes too many mistakes and seems mentally fragile at times.

  • Mark Rizkallah
    Mark Rizkallah Day ago

    We only like rules when they work in are favor. This time they did not work for vettel, but let’s be honest Mercedes have already run away with the this year. So Ferrari needs to start planning for next and get it together.

  • bbence86
    bbence86 Day ago

    '16 Monaco, chicane. Lewis left the track in front of Ricciardo. The track was drying, so the racing line was the only place with traction. As Lewis came back in front of Ricciardo, only due to cutting the track, Ricciardo had to lift off, because the only chance Lewis left him, is trying to overtake him on the wat pavement. On slicks.
    FIA 27.3 is about safe return to the track. Not about leaving enough space for other drivers. It is a double standard when it comes to Lewis these days. BTW, he was in total control last year in Hockenheim, when he won the race aborting a pit stop. No time penalty, only reprimanded. Formula Hamilton is going on nowadays.

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  • smelly capybara
    smelly capybara Day ago

    You people are dumb. The reason why nico said vettel should receive the 5 seconds as he wants attention. He’s trying to be hamilton’s friend again but hamilton don’t even see nico as a friend. He’s lucky that he won the world championship. lol

  • Joe Gravina
    Joe Gravina Day ago

    Robbed !!

  • Bluean Whites
    Bluean Whites Day ago

    I'd love to see if Vetal's second snap was due to the depression of the throttle. He also seemed to keep moving over after regaining control. Unfortunately due to the rules, the penalty is correct. Nice to hear you speak your mind.

  • mmafan2223
    mmafan2223 Day ago

    I disagree but I am NOT arguing with a world Champion either.

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  • fixfreex 2000
    fixfreex 2000 Day ago

    I think that vettel should be giving the place back not a five second penalty

  • tidus pain
    tidus pain Day ago

    lewis could have slowed down two car lengths

  • fixfreex 2000
    fixfreex 2000 Day ago

    I got one question for you what if that happen to you if you were vette What would you do ?

  • maxpower1819
    maxpower1819 Day ago

    Sry... are u a youtuber or a racer ??

  • VUSI vusi
    VUSI vusi Day ago

    Fair play nico that what we need honesty cheers mate

  • Leefish92
    Leefish92 Day ago

    If the was run off the outcome would be the same so saying there was nothing he could is irrelevant. The rule was fair end of. If it wasn’t ferrari you wouldn’t hear about this Rules are black and white

  • real isrealite
    real isrealite Day ago

    Nico is a world champ and he knows the rules better than anyone in you tube land.Rules are rules and emotions are just emotions.

  • Pon Dog
    Pon Dog Day ago

    Objective analysis deserves a sub! Gaining the respect of viewership off track too. Keep it up Nico!

  • Adry FM
    Adry FM Day ago

    1:42 ...easy darling it is just an opinion... stay strong on it, dont hesitate 😉 (the penalty was already given)

  • Rupesh Khanvilkar
    Rupesh Khanvilkar Day ago +1

    FIA is ruining the races with such stupid penalties

  • Ndaba Ncube
    Ndaba Ncube Day ago +1

    Definitely not robbed, I think he knows too

  • MrSilentSavage
    MrSilentSavage 2 days ago

    Appreciate your analysis..don't agree as most other ex f1 drivers and champions don't either.

  • Jhon Shmit
    Jhon Shmit 2 days ago +1

    Come on Nico, it's a fucking racing!!! And how long was the grass 5 m? And u should know how u control race car on grass on braking on slicks, and Lewis has been in same situation and he didn't get a penalty! Starting from when he drive in Kimi on box road

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  • Simson Johnson
    Simson Johnson 2 days ago

    Rules are there to save life's. Without rules the whole world will be a mess

  • Simson Johnson
    Simson Johnson 2 days ago

    Agree with you 110%. If you look closely at the replay you will see Vettel steering to the right after you gain control of the car.

  • sid vallaydam
    sid vallaydam 2 days ago

    What are you smoking Nico?

  • Della Schneider
    Della Schneider 2 days ago

    LOVE how honest, outspoken and well-versed you are NICO :-) you are indeed coming from a well-informed, experienced position. I agree with EVERYTHING you have said on this matter - think Ferrari need to relook a great deal . . . especially regarding Leclerc -he is the future of F1. thank you for all your gorgeousness mmmwa xxx

  • Finn Lizard
    Finn Lizard 2 days ago

    Bullshit. Nico lass gut sein!

  • Rafael Balbuena
    Rafael Balbuena 2 days ago +1

    I agree. Frustration for Ferrari fans....GOOOO MERCEDES......NICO YOU #1

  • Gary Manning
    Gary Manning 2 days ago

    As a great driver I respect your choice to retire from racing once you had reached your goal. Family is everything ambition is temporary. It would be selfish for you to return. I like your honesty and don’t believe you are a shill for your old team. Vettel is a super driver and the pressure of that race must have been extreme. Lewis, (why cant people spell his name correctly?), is at his peak at the moment but he has the luxury of being single minded in his ambitions and doesn’t have to continually think about his children waiting for their dad to get smashed to pieces in a racing incident. It makes a massive difference to the decisions you and he make. Respect!

  • Bijou Smith
    Bijou Smith 2 days ago

    Vettel is such a whiny bastard. (Althought hell, hey all are really, but Seb is one of the worst moaners, boohoo.) I'd much prefer LeClerc and Verstappen challenging Hamilton and Botas. That's regardless of whether Vettel was robbed or not. Suck it up dude and take the pressure. I've seen dozens of times Hamilton lost position or time in order to avoid a dangerous touch, that's the sign of a superior driver.

  • yafmaverick
    yafmaverick 2 days ago

    well Nico, if Vettel retires, you should come to Ferrari and try to beat Hamilton again, you did it once, why not again....