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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Phil - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:15 PM

polo. how have i outed myself?? the rule exists because mclaren/lulu did this before. anybody who sends their car out in quali, knowing that it cannot make it back to the pits, is CHEATING. lulu got away with his off track pass in bahrain, and he got away without real penalties last year, for a number of offences. if mclaren/lulu keep pushing the limits, they must be expecting to get caught some time. this is that time. they will be more circumspect next time.

pcmax. why would i have any comment on short fuelling?

As quoted by Richard 175 days ago

Jose - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:15 PM

"cut him some slack"...Dam Sam, the man is a Clansmen..
Richard, Taipan, 2009 and that Jive monitor at Crash

No no driver has ever scored a victory from pit lane..
I bet Dog Biscuits for Fruit loops, not tomorrow..

Old Jose

JJJ - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:18 PM


Yeah that's because the chilly fuel flowing into the engine cools it down.

I do think however that there was some kind of problem with Seb's car given the fact that they already had a problem in FP3.

I think if it was established that RBR flat out lied to the stewards an even harsher penalty would be imposed as we have seen in the past for similar offenses. Furthermore H. Marko is a sleezy guy but probably other people were involved speaking on behalve of RBR to the stewards so surely they're not all liars right? Wrong!?!


November 03, 2012 9:25 PM

phil. thanks. i stand corrected to a point. i was accused of saying that lulu was a cheat, and i did NOT say that. i did say that any team sending a car out KNOWING that they had not enough fuel to make it back, was cheating. and that is the point. at that time macca KNEW that the car had not enough fuel in it. in this case, the engine had a problem which caused excessive fuel use, therefore it cannot be said that the team were cheating. however, if rbr deliberately sent out a car knowing that there was insufficient fuel to come back to parc ferme, then yes, it was cheating.

they got the same penalty as macca did, so justice was done. and note that i have never said the penalty was wrong or unwarranted! unlike lulu fanboys at the time.

pitpit - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:26 PM

I'll refresh your memory.

12th of May, The crash headline was 'Hamilton striped of pole'

Bottom of the fifth page of coments -
'. anybody who sends their car out in quali, knowing that it cannot make it back to the pits, is CHEATING'.

I'm going now to watch some telly, no doubt you will have to have the last word with some sort of put down or crass remark.

Tomorrow is another day.

fish fingers - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:28 PM

nerves are beginning to show, will Vettel get through the pack without any incident, will Alonso get past Maldonado without being taken out? If I were ferrari I'd try to pass Maldonado during the pitstops just incase


November 03, 2012 9:30 PM

I think Vettel can score points tomorrow as he is driving the fastest car around an f1 track about now and yes im not talking about straight line speed but the ability to get around an f1 track quicker than anyone else. Vettel in the RB8 is so dominant in race and quali mode it would take someone of exceptional talent not only to challenge but be in front of a car designed by god.

Don't be surprised if Vettel was to run down Alonso or Button that's how viciously fast the RB8/Vettel combination is, as i said it must be a driver of the highest calibre who could outpace the RB8 machine.

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