F1 » Vettel sent to back of the grid in Abu Dhabi

In a major twist to the world championship battle, Sebastian Vettel has had his qualifying times deleted and will now start from the pit lane in the 2012 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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November 03, 2012 7:09 PM

bad miscalculation by rbr, but the penalty is justified as there was a precedence. expect some extreme strategy tomorrow, but as the bull is so much faster than more than half of the grid, i can see seb finishing well in the top 10, and thus minimise any loss of points.

P1 - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:16 PM

I don't think this is a big issue for Vettel, RBR has a quick car here, quicker than anyone except Hamilton. Point finish still seems to be an easy target for him tomorrow. Maybe he'll gamble on 1 stop? Let's wait and see...

frws - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:17 PM

No doubt we will see comparisons made this time tomorrow between Vettel's progress through the field compared to Lewis' earlier this season in Spain.

Such comparisons will be immaterial given the difficulty faced in overtaking in Spain at the Circuit de Catalunya, compared to the opportunities available at the Yas Marina Bay Circuit.

Thought I would put that out there before the Vettel "fanboys" get carried away tomorrow when he sweeps through the field. But hey ho go Alonso!!

Ewoksrcool - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:19 PM

Glad to see some consistency here, but why did rbr let it happen in the first place?
Barca this year showed read on auto sport the stewards had accepted the **** an bull
Story spun to them by team and classified as force majouer then
Technical steward summoned report stating not enough fuel for a sample.

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