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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wanadoit - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:52 PM

Yeah, that's wishful thinkng Richard, vettel is hopeless when he has to come from behind, he panics and makes mistakes...and this is not a track for overtaking...cross your fingers, because you really are a covert vettel fan boy...good luck.


November 03, 2012 7:53 PM

Shame for Vettel but possibly great for the championship.

Funny how the fanboys are first to laugh at Vettel, but anyone laughing when Lulu had the same problem was branded a hater and a certain R word. Double standards anyone?

Dangerous_Dave - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:55 PM

Daft rule this (I mean the severity of the penalty, not there being one at all) - but since they already daftly applied it to Hamilton they were compelled to daftly apply it to Vettel too. I had a feeling that since it was Ferrari who stood to benefit again there would probably be a penalty coming.

Anyways, apparently Red Bull initially supplied a reason for stopping to the stewards that was accepted. That reason must have been a barefaced lie. Maybe some constructor penalty in order?

BSinEngineering - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 7:57 PM

it was probably deemed that the car could have returned under its own power, but since it had too little fuel left, it didnt matter the reason, as long as the car could have managed it back to the pits there was no excuse. The teams need a light in the cockpit for these kinds of events, in which case the driver crashes their car in to a wall.

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