The decision by Formula 1 race officials to penalise Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel with time penalties has predictably lead to the twitterverse lighting up.
Verstappen lost his podium place when he was penalised 5 seconds after he was adjudged to have ‘moved under braking’, a new rule introduced specifically for him.
Fans of the young Belgian-Dutch driver were not happy.
— MG (@Zlatan_79) October 30, 2016
— Lorna Roche (@LornaFatArse) October 30, 2016
Sebastian Vettel also came in for some criticism following his astonishing outburst at F1 director Charlie Whiting.
Vettel when driving.. pic.twitter.com/2vlotDtbc7
— Laurens Vanthoor (@VanthoorLaurens) October 30, 2016
If Vettel was playing a Champions League final & told referee to **** off x 2 would he have the book thrown at him? FIA to decide #F1
— James Allen (@Jamesallenonf1) October 30, 2016
Totally disgusted in VETTEL. A four-time champion treating an official like that. Always tell the real of someone when they are losing #F1
— Byron Young (@byronf1) October 30, 2016
But then Vettel was punished too.
Vettel getting punished for breaking the rules he was so in favor of… serves him right…
— Astrid ❤ (@Hellas40) October 31, 2016
@thebuxtonblog so because Vettel shamed the FIA into enforcing the rules he now magically gets punished…..hmmmm
— Rob (@diegtristan8) October 30, 2016
Others, meanwhile commented on the new Formula 1 game – musical podium.
— Elliot Horwood #44 (@ElliotHorwoodF1) October 31, 2016
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 31, 2016
And some pointed out what they thought was bias.
— Gidi Kroon (@gidikroon) October 30, 2016
— Rik Keijzer (@rikkeijzer) October 30, 2016
— Jeroen Demmendaal (@mrdemmendaal) October 30, 2016