Sebastian Vettel made a mistake in Montreal even before he got the penalty. What do you do if you have a driver like that who keeps making errors? Do Ferrari have to look at replacing him or can they find a way to stop these mistakes?
Joao Costa, via email
He has made a lot of mistakes and I have said on a few occasions that he doesn't seem to be learning from them. But I do think Canada was a bit of an exception.
The corner where he went over the grass has a blind entry up until the inside clipping point and with a slower car in front of him he probably suffered from the loss of downforce created by that car's turbulence. If you go a metre wider than you should, you are on the dirty part of the track and suddenly on the grass, which is what happened to Vettel.
I am against the penalty he received because, at the moment, there is no real incentive for a driver to stick their neck out and 'have a go'. If they do, the regulations are too draconian and they all know in the end they will suffer for it.