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Stefano Domenicali says he doesn't think Sebastian Vettel is a dirty driver despite Monza penalty

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George - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 1:30 PM

Anyone can see that Vettel is getting desperate now that he cant sail off into the distance, just goes to show how good red bulls car was in 10' and 11'

rob01

September 11, 2012 1:35 PM

I could have swore that Alonso called him something far worse to the team. Now if I could only speak Italian.. dang that FA for being multi lingual. Also thought i heard the word gherkin.

Frank - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 2:26 PM

Hi,
Domenicali refers to the wrong rule:
Whiting said that "any driver defending his position on a straight and before any braking area may use the full width of the track during his first move provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. Whilst defending in this way the driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason."
So Alonsos problem is he started his overtaking too early that means: in a turn. Therefore Vettel did not do anything wrong. The new rule only applies for Straights and breaking areas - not for turns. But he should have known that there were 2 Italian, one Spanish and only one German steward. So the result was 3:1
Domenicali is clever because it is easy being generous after your trick worked out fine

whitew - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 3:01 PM

Well put Frank..................

That and the fact that they changed the rule after the last time Alonso whinged in Bahrain.......

Vettel was never going to win that one was he.

p1 - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 3:48 PM

Be fair, Vettel could have caused an accident there, whether the rule is on straights or braking zones, Alonso saw a gap and decided to go for it, Vettel chose to run him off the road, F1 cars don't really work off road and there is little run off, Vettel could have caused an accident, and after last week I don't think the stewards, whatever nationality, wont be impressed.

As for Vettel, I have to admit, he seemed a bit all over the place, like he was fuming and just driving like a knob to be fair, you could see it in his driving, very unusual of him.

lamemiton - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:23 PM

First, with this penalty they've messed up the championship fight. Fair play?
Second, Alonso did the same, last year, same place.
Third, Rosberg was naughtier in Bahrain.

And, for all of Lulu's fans, watch Monza 2008, lamy pushes everyhting out of the way.

dcts46 - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:29 PM

Lets face it , what he did was dangerous in an unfair manner . Thats why he was penalised by the stewards . It was plain to see after watching the replays etc . On a serious note , Alonso or a marshall or spectator could have been hurt or even killed ! Seb is a great driver and is a worthy world champion but he shouldnt try to make up for a bad car this season by using underhand tactics to stay ahead of better cars . Either play nicely with good honour or go home !

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