Why having characters in F1 comes at a cost

Why having characters in F1 comes at a cost

In the PR-led world of modern motorsport, some Formula 1 fans cry out for the days of 'characters' like James Hunt. It's hypocritical that many of the same fans are outraged at Sebastian Vettel's Mexican Grand Prix antics

Suppose Sebastian Vettel had retired from the Mexican Grand Prix and, for whatever reason, punched a marshal while being helped away from the car.

Quite rightly, there would be outrage. There would be apologies, and charges sporting and possibly even criminal - justifiably so for an act of violence. Vettel certainly wouldn't be lauded for what he did.

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