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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tommo1976 - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:21 PM

First, I'll be honest - I haven't read all the posts here but thought I'd throw my thoughts to the mix, the video shows SV passing JEV and flashing yellow lights, no question, the question is why wasn't this addressed during the race, now, if the FIA decide to impose a time penalty on SV then I fear the whole episode will just run on and on, for one Red Bull will no doubt argue that the length of the time penalty dealt will be deemed unfair due to the fact that the race ended under safety car conditions and SV is more than likely going to loose more time than during the race where he was at times the fastest car on the track, catching and passing opponents with relatively little problem. If the above isn't met then maybe Red Bull could ask the FIA to look at the end of the European GP when Alonso stopped on track on the lap back to the pits - which is against FIA rules and regulations - and I'm sure being that SV was sent to the back of the grid for a similar offence at Abu Dhabi, and

golden oldie - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:22 PM

@ piercarlogassolini

No no no, you got that wrong!
Timo was not feeling well because of the food he had the evening before!
So if there is anyone to blame it is the restaurant where he had dinner the night before the race!

sodesu - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:24 PM

Why the hating on Ferrari? This is about whether or not Vettel broke a rule during the race, it doesn't have much to do with what Alonso or Ferrari has done or not. If you don't want to be punished for rule breaking it is very simple: DON'T BREAK THE RULES. And as for someone feeling sorry for RBR in case they lose as they could have played the Webber card but can't now as the race is already long over, that very same logic still applies.

Honestly, sometimes I am amazed at the way people think. RBR might lose the title because Vettel broke a rule, yet somehow that makes Ferrari stinking, lying cheaters. WELL YES THAT MAKES SENSE.

sauberfan - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:30 PM

Come on guys, it's over. Vettel pass is legal, as explained by the FIA, as a marshall waved a green flag on the left of the RBR. This is the fact, nothing more, nothing less.

Redbull racing - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:30 PM

This flag and light nonsenses are getting way too much for my liking. this is totally unfair on vettel. every driver in the grid are bound to make mistakes, that's why there are so many people as marshals, stewards, and directors monitoring them. sure if that move is illegal he deserves a penalty. but then there were 67 laps remaining and two safety car periods in that for him to serve that penalty and surely the outcome would be the same Vettel being the champion. This yellow flag witch hunting should be done with now.
After all we are bulls we react for flags generally well, too bad Spaniards have forgotten the fact.

Adam - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:31 PM

Vettel is good and quick, no doubt about it... He is also one of the dirtiest racers on the track when not at the front... Ferrari don't deserve the title but Alonso did.

richard

November 29, 2012 12:38 PM

my goodness. so much hate! as i posted earlier, i contacted fia who said there was nothing in this media story, yet there is a lynch mob running riot here. and for those who do not knoe the rules, i suggest that you read them. the LIGHTS are not the signals, they are only supplementary to the FLAGS which are the "on the spot" and instant signals.

GOT IT??? lights are not relevant, FLAGS are.

i reckon the knockers will now go on for years about an "illegal" pass that was 100% LEGAL. i wonder what the comments would have been if it was lulu or button that was in that particular situation?

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