Sebastian Vettel has questioned the timing of the Safety Car in Shanghai, feeling it should have been called “half a minute sooner” as it took him out of the race.

Valtteri Bottas was leading on Sunday afternoon ahead of Vettel when the two Toro Rosso drivers collided.

The crashed spewed debris over the track and led to F1 race director Charlie Whiting deploying the Safety Car.

However, of the timing cost both Bottas and Vettel.

The Safety Car was brought out was leaders passed the pit entrance giving neither the chance to pit.

Red Bull did, and won the race with Daniel Ricciardo.

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