Vettel slowed down the pack too much – Sutil

June.15 – Adrian Sutil suffered his drive-through penalty at the Canadian GP on Sunday, came as a result of the race leader Vettel backing up the pack too much following the restart, his compatriot ran into Nico Rosberg and believes that the field was too compacted.

One time the Safety Car lights are switched off for a restart, the Mercedes safety car heads back towards the pits, permitting the race-leading car to establish the pace. However, Sutil – who was handed a drive-through penalty for hitting Rosberg’s Mercedes GP car at the hairpin – does not approve of Vettel’s approach.

“Vettel slowed down the pack so much and I almost had to stop,” says Sutil. “My wing was damaged but the car felt okay and my pace was still good. Then I got a drive-through penalty for overtaking Rosberg under the Safety Car.

“He slowed down on the straight because he thought he had a puncture, so that is something that I was surprised about. There was no other chance for me to react. I think was a little bit unlucky.”

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