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Vettel in meltdown as childish strop ridiculed

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Vettel was deemed to have rejoined the circuit in an unsafe manner after making a mistake during lap 48, pushing rival Lewis Hamilton off the track in the process. Despite holding off the Mercedes driver for the rest of the race and crossing the finish line in front, the time penalty ensured Vettel finished second."At the moment, we, as a team, are naturally disappointed, but most of all our thoughts are with Sebastian and the spectators," said Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto."As for Seb [Vettel], I don't think he could have done things differently, which is why we have decided to appeal the stewards' decision."Sebastian Vettel reluctantly made his way to the podium after the stewards' decision.READ: Lewis Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger among stars at Lauda funeral
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Vettel strop

The German driver staged a mini protest after the race, initially refusing to take to the podium and swapping the number one and two boards that had been placed in front of the Mercedes and Ferrari cars."I think we had a great race and the stewards' decision is too harsh," said Vettel, after the race."In turn 3, I lost control of my car and I had to run long onto the grass, rejoining at turn 4 ahead of Lewis. I couldn't see where he was, as I was too busy trying to keep my car on track without crashing and I didn't squeeze him on purpose."I think given the way things went this weekend and even though our rivals' race pace was very strong, we deserved the win, and I get the impression that lots of the spectators here today at the circuit agree with me."Vettel swapped the number boards after the Canadian Grand Prix. READ: Lewis Hamilton dedicates Monaco Grand Prix victory to hero Niki Lauda

Social reaction

However, Vettel's reaction after the race was ridiculed by some on social media, with many likening his antics to a childish strop. "EXACTLY what my daughter Flo would do if she didn&#03Read More – Source

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