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Todt did not hold Baku blunder against Vettel


FIA president Jean Todt says Sebastian Vettel's Baku blunder has been forgotten, with the driver and the governing body having moved on since the incident.

Vettel was forced to answer to his actions in Azerbaijan, where the Ferrari driver deliberately drove into the side of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes during a safety car period.

Back in July, the FIA took no further action against Vettel who apologized at the time for his behaviour. Todt says he has forgiven the four-time world champion.

"You know, I'm very tolerant," the 71-year-old Frenchman is quoted by Auto Bild.

"I do not like people judging behaviour without taking into account the emotions from the cockpit.

"I can relate to that very well, because I have experienced situations like that with Michael Schumacher.

"Can you imagine what happened in Jerez in 1997," Todt recalled, "or in Monaco in 2006 when he did that stupid thing in qualifying?

"People have weaknesses, and when they realise and say 'I should not have done that' then you have to forgive. That's how it was with Sebastian," he added.

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