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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Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 3:18 AM

This penalty was applied properly. I'm a Vettel fan, but like other Vettel fans, we are honest fans. When Lulu fell victim to the same problem several races ago I cried foul. And the Fanbois defended him. This is an indefensible charge. If you can't provide the required fuel sample, then a heavy penalty is in order.
But anyway, it will be a thrill to watch a new record fall tomorrow. "Youngest to win a race whilst starting from last place." !
At the very least I can see him charge through the field and secure some crucial points in order to keep things honest going into the last 2 races of the season!

Jose - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 4:22 AM

Sunday Mr. Vettel will have play it really cool. Defensive
driving is the key. Every driver will race you for position.
Methinks no driver will roll over so you can chase the WDC.
Stay cool baby..

The Old Dog, Jose

Wacko - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 4:54 AM

Apparently Horner has stated that the car had sufficient fuel but the bodywork impeded the ability to extract the full liter required without removing body panels. That's the violation then. If so, how did Webbers car pass?


November 04, 2012 5:04 AM

To the attention of MARK, Calling some on here/branding them as clansman is a very popular term by somebody that inhabits a place called Flatbush, a place mostly inhabited by Jaws, Italians, Caribbean's, south east Asians and Pakistanis, a real mix up if ever there was one, CLANSMAN INDEED.

The turkey - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 6:08 AM

Wacko, it sounds like there is a problem with Vettels fuel tank, possibly one of the internal one-way valves has failed meaning not all fuel in the tank can reach the collector. This would explain why the engine needed to be shut down early and also why a sufficient sample could not be extracted via the normal access method. Presumably if they remove the bodywork they can access other fuel lines or drain cocks.

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