F1 » Ferrari considers Vettel matter closed


Ferrari says the controversy over Sebastian Vettel's suggested yellow flag overtake on Jean-Eric Vergne in Brazil is at an end

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clichy - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 1:57 PM

Glad this story is closed. But when all the top teams have control rooms back at base advising the the pit wall of strategy in real time then, why FIA still insist flags take precedence, the lights are far clearer for the drivers, the dashboard lights are instant information to the drivers. Come on FIA, join the 21st Century!

Kevin - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:01 PM

The handling of this issue and response to it has been disgusting. The only thing more tragic are those who can't credit Vettel for bringing the Red Bull organization its first win - in a Toro Rosso no less, then delivered to them 3WDCs and 3WCCs, and one WDC runner up - in just 5 years. Prior to that, the Red Bull/Newey team was 7ths and 5ths. Meanwhile, Hamilton has been 4 years at 4th or worse, Alonso 6 years from his last WDC. Yet we have to weather continued denigration of Vettel as the lesser of the three? Sorry, just not buying it, or any more of the silly tripe people spew here. I'm done, out, finished....

custard - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:05 PM

I don't understand the problem, rules are rules and if anyone suspects them of being broken they should speak up. It happens at every level of motorsport from club bikes to F1 and should be investigated.

Like Ferrari said they brought the matter up because fans were bringing it to light and accept that no rules were broken. If it was the other way round everyone would be baying for Alonso's blood. The FIA have cleared up any doubt and now everyone knows that the flags over rule any lights which are only a guide. Now that'll also clear up any confusion at my local kart track, lol!

Dario - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 4:13 PM

Without the "help" of Grosjean the result of this year championship would be very different.
It's seems to me that there was an issue on the electronics of RB on qualy sessions.

Breakfast_Burrito - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 4:16 PM

I don't understand why everyone is angry with Ferrari over this. Ferrari initially held off on questioning Vettel's overtakes saying "We don't want to win a championship in this way." Later when more evidence came in, they simply asked if the FIA could check on it and said nothing about Championship possibilities. The FIA gets hundreds of these requests each race, it's not a big deal.

Silly season - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 4:47 PM

Let's look at the bright side of this: We thought the 2012 season finished last Sunday but we've had an extra week of excitement to the season!

Honda take notice, I've heard there's a video showing Lorenzo's Yamaha was 1200 cc...

JohnO - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 5:43 PM

As Horner said, the F1 "establishment" in the form of McLaran and Ferrari don't like seeing some upstart drinks company come in and beat them at their own game.

On top of that they are doing it with a driver seen as a upstart. If RBR had been winning with Hamilton or Alonso or even Raikkonen they'd get much less push-back.

It seems Vettel was not on many peoples radar until he popped up winning titles. If they had been paying attention they'd have known that he was one of the brightest young stars in F1 well before that.

Vettel's very first appearance in F1 came in 2006 when he was given a shot in free practice in the Turkish GP. He proceeded to (a) set the first of his "youngest driver" records and (b) set the fastest time.

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