Fair comment.Unfortunately the F1 stewarding always has problems, hence all the complaints about it over the years, they let politics get in the way - which is exactly what the 10s penalty was, that was a racing incident and the 10s was just to placate Horner/RB fans - plus all the bitching from the teams that you saw today over the radio. If I was a steward and that's what I kept getting constantly from teams under investigation, constantly yammered at while trying to look at evidence, I'd exclude both teams just for trying to interfere with the stewards and race controls decisions.
I am glad you saw it as well. I did mention it in passing. But to be fair that was another first lap racing incident . No penalty.And he wasn't even on the racing line to start with, he left the line to crowd Lewis over.
Where were all these racing line people a couple of corners earlier when Lewis was actually on it, Max went off track and still hit Lewis coming back on and keeping ahead off track. Nobody minded that one.
Actually no. Unless you are ahead, your opponent "has the corner" which makes it your job to keep out of his way, he can choose whatever line he likes. Once you're ahead, yes, it is the guy who has been overtaken who must then take avoiding action.
Le clerc did not have to go off. He tried to brake later and ran out of grip.We will have to see what Lewis says but even though the "penalty" was obviously so trivial for almost killing an opponent, he was adjudged to have made a mistake which caused a crash.
Lewis did not have the line, it was not his corner. He was behind Max and tried to bail out too late. even then he still ran wide himself.
"All Max had to do was not drive into him" well how is he going to do that without disappearing or driving off the track to keep out of the way - which is exactly what Leclerc had to do when Hamilton decided to use that same corner to prove a point.