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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November 30, 2012 11:17 AM

"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."

Unless my memory is totally failing, I think you will find it was Michelin who informed the teams that their tyres were dangerous. The Michelin shod teams withdrew. Ferrari were running Bridgestones...

It seems that in Sao Paulo that the video evidence was unclear (until further angles were revealed) and if a pass had been done under yellows, the transgressor should be penalised - even if that changes the championship outcome as it would have involved 'cheating'.
In the same vein, this is why Lance Armstrong is now considered to have never won the Tour de France. He was found out after the event and in his case, was proved to be cheating (big time!) - it wasn't just the losing teams whinging.


November 30, 2012 11:36 AM

lorenzo. the MARSHAL makes the decision. that is what he is there for. his decision is relayed to central control who THEN change the lights. it is known that there are a couple of seconds between green flags being shown, and activation of lights.

try taking a marshalling course and you may be able to understand better. the lights are supplementary to the official signals, which are the FLAGS!

Merlin - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 11:42 AM

No penalty because no incident was reported from the marshall station, therefore race control took no action. If race control are not informed of any incident then the FIA need not investigate any further.

@ lorenzo lemioni

The Marshall is informed that the obstruction at turn 3 (Maldonado) is clear (green light at turn 4 is now on), and he waves a green flag. The yellow lights no longer take precedence over the green waved flag.

Cry Loud - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 12:24 PM

would itch my head and be very ashamed of me if I was a big fan of this overrated fernondo.lf he really is that good as many have claimed,the fruits would have come out since long long time ago easily,and Ferrari wouldn't have done an on-table effort for title the season just ended.

Nuevo - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:39 PM
Last Edited 1091 days ago

Ferrari did not pursue this, they simply asked for clarification because of the millions of letters that poured into Ferrari headquarters following the race. Ferrari WAS NOT LOOKING TO OVERTURN THE WDC. Ferrari will still be around when we're all gone, so why sweat it.

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Max Power - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 4:09 PM
Last Edited 1091 days ago

What do you people hope to accomplish with this senseless Ferraribashing? Ferrari will always have millions of loving fans all around the world, and nothing you say will ever change that fact. Every decision that Ferrari has ever made in F1 has been made for the best interest of the team, nothing wrong with that, whether you like it or not.

Forza Ferrari!!!

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