F1 » Vettel title hangs in balance


Sebastian Vettel could be stripped of his third F1 world championship if it can be proved that he passed Jean-Eric Vergne under yellow flags at Interlagos on Sunday.

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Profile - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 11:01 AM

"Any truth in the rumour going about that it's Alonso pushing this and not Ferrari?"

@Taz

Doesnt matter who's pushing what. What matters is FIA should hand out the appropriate penalty if indeed Vettel and Red Bull was cheating. If they let this slide then I hope they will be consistent enough to let everyone off the hook while clearly overtaking on a yellow flag.

candel - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 11:03 AM

Alonso is the tortoise always chasing the hare...is that how the tortoise did it? Cheating? All year red bull has been pinned back by rule changes and the truth is Alonso is rubbish...he is too slow in quali to ever deserve anything...who could he outqualify? Vettel is too quick..like Hamilton...that is why he fell out at mclaren and turned them in for cheating...stealing ferraris tech at the time...his gripe..ron dennis favoured hamilton over the rotten Spaniard...Everyone knows Alonso is past it...this really is the only way he could win...

Brigton Thor - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 11:03 AM

Nobody likes rules but they are there for a reason to stop cheats gaining advantages.
How can Alonso be called a cheat when he did not break any rules? With formula 1 races being around the 2 hour mark it takes time to investigate any infringement that may have been called during or after the race.
The FIA have rules in place and will in due time thoroughly investigate them although they will have to do so before the 30th November according to their own rules.
It is a sad ending to a thoroughly exciting season but as a fan of the sport I hope that the rules are adhered to strictly, to maintain a level playing field for all the competitors at all times.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 11:05 AM

Oh god...
The idiots will be using this for the entire off season discussions. They're gonna say "Vettel is only the champion because he passed under yellow."

They'll say it even though there is photographic proof that there was track marshal waving a green flag right befor Vettel passed.
I bet these same jokers have a pair of Ferrari brand wire cutters mounted over the fireplace. They are identical to the ones Ferrari used to clip Massa's gearbox seal in Texas.

richard

November 29, 2012 11:07 AM

this is all fuelled by the spanish media. the item is not beig carried on the reputable web sites. however there is another site which explains why there was nothing wrong. the salient fact that it is NOT the light that is the arbiter, but the flags, and a floppy indicater before the light, both of which were showing green! the flag marshal has already confirmed that green was being shown, so ferrari would be unlikely to make a protest, knowing that it would be thrown out due to physical evidence of no transgression. the knockers will just have to get over it!

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