F1 » Ecclestone: Ferrari reaction ‘a shame’ for F1 2012


Bernie Ecclestone has slammed Ferrari's decision to prolong the debate over whether Sebastian Vettel passed Jean-Eric Vergne under yellows in Brazil.

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maingapo

November 30, 2012 1:02 AM
Last Edited 720 days ago

Ferrari is still hard to accept the fact that they already lost both titles in 2012. Quite ridiculuous for such a big team in F1 to bring on the circus. Go for next year and prove that you are still a formidable force in the sport!

Max Power - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:01 AM

All this Ferrari bashing is just pathetic! What exactly did Ferrari do wrong here? Absolutely nothing! They didn't even make any official protest about this (which I'm sure many other teams would have done), they simply asked for clarification from the FIA which they had every right to do. This issue was about whether Vettel broke the rules or not and yet some people still manage to turn it into Ferrari bashing fest. If the roles were reversed then I'm sure that you all would be accusing Alonso of cheating by overtaking under yellow flags and FIA for favouring Ferrari by letting them get away with it. Whatever Ferrari does or doesn't do they are always wrong, what a load of ****. *smh*
But haters gonna hate and trolls are gonna troll, nothing to do about that.

Facts:

-Vettel's pass was legit

-Ferrari did absolutely nothing wrong by asking for clarification from the FIA

-Bernie is just upset because his favourite boy might've gotten hurt by his own error

-All you Ferrari haters are

Yak - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 3:09 AM

endoftimes - Stolen? By the rules, Vettel won. Get over it.
If you want questionable yellow flag behaviour, what was Alonso doing at turn 1 lap 5 where there was clearly a yellow flashing light, locking up massively to the point of running way off the track? That didn't look like someone backing off a bit under yellows.

Giveway - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 3:21 AM

This reminds me of the time back some years ago, when Schumacher passed Raikkonen for the lead and eventual win of the French Grand Prix, the over-take happened under yellow flags at the Adelaide Hairpin... Does anyone remember the result of that argument?

For those that do not know, Kimi had gone off of the racing surface as definied by the white lines, under yellow flag conditions, slippery track (rain). Schmacher passed the moment Kimi rejoined, McLaren fought as they are entitled to do so, just like Ferrari now.

Makrus - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 6:07 AM

From the vids I saw vettels pass on vergne looked against the rules. But apparently the green flag was still waving so ok they know better, but what about India when vettel crossed the white line in q3 and wasn't penalised for that? I really like vettel rate him as a great driver but if they don't pick up on these incidents it will cause doubt in him, and once people get on that bandwagon he will have an even bigger group of haters and it's not even his fault it's the people who should be enforcing the rules. The fia should have brought all of this to attention earlier then there would have been no cause for doubt.

NeutralSwiss - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 7:10 AM

@ Max Power

The anger towards Ferrari is not due to this incident alone. It's an accumulation of all those unsporting scandals that Ferrari is always invariably involved.

Take the 'gear tampering' incident in Austin. Of course Ferrari fans will say it's within the rules.... But to do it in the 1st race back in the US after what happened in indy in 05 ?? and risk alienating US fans again ?? That is something ONLY Ferrari would do.

saffa - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 7:36 AM

I'm happy a Mclaren won the race. RBR and Vettel fans probably can't take it that it was all wrapped up and could be possibly lost from a 13 point difference.
The fact there was one green flag amongst many other waved yellow flags and lights and yellow lights on Vettel's dash indicates is was a caution zone where he shouldve taken caution. All the yellow activity should really drown out the meaning of a single green flag.
Another thing FIA is taking long with this decision to get to end of the five day cut off for Ferrari to protest. That's probably Bernie's trick.

But to call Ferrari a 'shame' for wanting to get the chance to go to the top for more money is just accusing Ferrari of being guilty of how he has made the sport. All about money.

Mick - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 7:54 AM

Ecclestone is always there before the race and after to talk to vettel and it is not a news that he don t like Alonso.He has a favorite driver and even before the season start talk about who should win.
He should stay neutral to make f1 credible and not go discuss with his favorite driver in the cockpit before a race.

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