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Why Canada left Vettel facing a harsher reality

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Why Canada left Vettel facing a harsher reality
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Jun 10, 2019, 8:06 AM

Few agreed with the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel Canadian Grand Prix victory, but for the Ferrari driver the weekend proved again that he needs to confront a harsher reality

When the crowd boos the podium presentation, it's never a good day for Formula 1.

This wasn't the way Lewis Hamilton wanted to win, and it certainly wasn't the way the furious Sebastian Vettel was willing to lose.

The 2019 Canadian Grand Prix should have been remembered for a tense battle between the pair and perhaps for Ferrari finally kick-starting its season, but instead will be synonymous only for the moment the race deflated when, late on lap 57 of the 70, the stewards hit Vettel with the five-second penalty that decided the race in Hamilton's favour.

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Series Formula 1
Event Canadian GP
Author Edd Straw
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