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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JJJ - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:36 PM

Was waiting for this all day after I saw Seb stop on track. Thought it would be at least a 5 or 10 place drop for a gearbox/engine change but I guess the wait was caused by the severity of this penalty that has to be imposed after Hamilton was hit by the same penalty earlier this year.

Not too big of a fan of either Vettel or FA so I'm pretty happy with this as it will at least spice up the action a bit (and not in a unnatural way). Vettel will have his work cut out for him and it also frees up the race at the front with Webber, Maldonado and Raikkonen.

Vettel may have a harder time as people here seem to think as in the past they've had trouble getting the speed out of the car in traffic. He'll have to pass a bunch of guys in the pits to get a good result here.

Mikka - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:41 PM

RBR car is so much better than Ferrari I would not be surprised that even after starting last Vettel manages to finish ahead of Alonso.

Only an accident when carving through the slower cars might hurt Vettel tomorrow, otherwise his lock on WDC is pretty tight.

Wacko - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:45 PM

Thems the breaks! Hopefully he isn't collected in the back of the pack shenanigans that have been so prevalent of late. Ought to be fun to watch!

Deon - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:49 PM

I doubt that Ferrari will benefit that much.Alonso will be lucky to get a podium and Vettel should finish in the points.Not much will change.


November 03, 2012 7:51 PM
Last Edited 1274 days ago

Well it's like Alonso was saying when interviewed . He said Vettel's luck would run out and things would even up . Well it should be quite interesting to see how far up the field he gets without panicking and getting wiped out .

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