F1 » Vettel: I have to respect the decision

Sebastian Vettel says he accepts the decision to hand him a penalty in the German Grand Prix even though he feels he did nothing wrong

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July 22, 2012 7:15 PM

Cynical attempt to build the excuses before the meeting with the stewards was seen through by everyone. All the teams are playing the same game to some extent and it does the sport no favours.

Angelina - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 8:08 PM
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But I am really worried by the thought that Sebastian Vettel might quit F1 next year or in 2013 or 2014 if these cheap attempts by FIA to stop him winning races and championships just to put a good show in the championship standings continue.

Mark _

July 22, 2012 8:47 PM

I thought that they rules require that if a "significant" part of the passing car is alongside the other driver needs to leave room. Button did not leave room. It seems that Button should have received the penalty like MS got for crowding Rubens in Hungary.

How much of this was Derek Warwick's doing?

Meg - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 9:21 PM

If Lewis let him pass when shown the blue flag and not hold him up he wouldn't have had to resort to that but then again all Hamilton has is dirty moves.

And to those call seb a cheater if the car is found to be outside the rules it is not the driver but the team at fault. Seb and Webber did not build or design the car. But the muppets that post on crash don't even have a brain cell to share between em.


July 22, 2012 9:24 PM

mark. i dont like the mention of bias, but there certainly seems to be some today. seb gets penalised for a pass less controversial than lulus on nico. it makes me wonder what the result would have been if button was passing alonso in the same manner. i guess that alonso would have been penalised for forcing another car off the road. sad that f1 has descended to this level.

Angelina - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 9:47 PM

Mark, Richard
I am not sure of national bias by the stewards but I am sure of FIA's agenda to stop Vettel from defending his crown. FIA also seem to favor Ferrari in every way by not bringing the safety car today, bringing safety car while Vettel leads a Ferrari driver and not when a Ferrari leads in Valencia, by penalizing Vettel in Hungary 2010, etc.

Sick of FIA's cheap attempts and national biases. Vettel should threaten FIA of quitting F1 instead of accepting such penalties and no penalty for either Mclaren drivers.


July 22, 2012 10:10 PM

Vettel's pass on Button was done off the race track (Button told him that he was being investigated at the weight bridge room after radioing his team to flag it) so the stewards were correct (this time) in penalizing him, but the inconsistency of the stewards in their decisions when policing a race is most irritating to a true F1 follower.

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