They are both racing, in their way, and the leader also has the responsibility to avoid a potential collision if he wants to win the race. While Max is a very very good driver in general, he is a big boy now and he should be mature enough to avoid a collision if he wants to win the race, something he did not do.
He didn't have to defend the position by moving over even if some people think Ocon shouldn't have been there. It was a hot flash Vettel move on his part (hey, I'm the leader now, so everybody stay away from my zone). Could have avoided the situation, stayed left, saying to the other driver, da*n it, be more careful next time. And then drive on his way to victory.
And looking at the race again, it was Max who did move over on the car along side, even if that car's position could be considered ill advised. Yes, Ocon as well could have avoided the collision by heavy braking, saying, oops, wasn't very careful there as well, I'm totally sorry. I do think Max thought he was untouchable, forgetting that backmarker drivers are like golfing sand traps.
An unfortunate occurrence caused by both drivers.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 11-11-2018 at 03:05 PM.