💬 Villeneuve: I don’t think Seb was trying to hit Lewis... They're going 10mph, who cares?... It's good to see that they're on it. Much nicer than Lewis asking Bottas to slow Vettel down. I mean, that was embarrassing. | 👇
Jacques Villeneuve has defended Sebastian Vettel's angry swerve at Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, saying the incident shows that Formula 1 drivers have emotions.
Villeneuve was involved in a notorious collision with Michael Schumacher in the 1997 F1 title decider at Jerez, which led to the Ferrari driver being excluded from that year's world championship.
But Villeneuve argued Vettel's actions were much less serious.
It was very different. They're going 10mph, who cares?
Of course it was ugly, but ultimately Lewis brake-tested him.
I'm a driver, I've been there. Whenever a driver did that to me, then I would do whatever Seb did.
He got a penalty, the biggest he could get, I guess, according to the new rules.
Villeneuve suggested Vettel might have hit Hamilton by mistake while gesticulating in anger.
I don’t think he was trying to hit him.
He had one hand on the wheel and was looking at him and pointing the finger.
You don’t hit with your wheels turned like that, you will break your own car, and with one hand – if you’re going to hit someone, you have two hands on the wheel!
That’s fine, that’s OK, that’s cool. And in a way I am happy to see that drivers have emotions. It’s good, it’s fun.
We have the two guys fighting for the championship, getting angry with each other, and ultimately no damage was done.
What's the big issue? It's great TV, it's good to see that they're on it.
Much nicer than Lewis asking [teammate Valtteri] Bottas to slow Vettel down. I mean, that was embarrassing.
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