Vettel should've been disqualified on the spot

Vettel should've been disqualified on the spot

Sebastian Vettel showed his true petulant colours in Baku and a 10-second stop-go penalty was an inadequate message to send to the rest of the motorsport world

After a chaotic GP2 race at Baku in 2016, there were fears that the inaugural grand prix would be similarly pock-marked by accidents and safety cars, but in the event it was singularly dull, a race notable only for its lack of incident.

This time around it was rather different, and long before half-distance a third safety car period was converted to a lengthy red flag, allowing marshals to clear up what looked like a carbonfibre breakers yard.

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