F1 » Vettel ‘never wasted thought’ on Brazil controversy

Sebastian Vettel claims that he was unmoved by the suggestion he had made a mistake in the Brazilian GP that could have resulted in his third world title going elsewhere.

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wtf - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 12:13 PM

Vettel saying ".. Ferrari was up to something.." is yet more of the sly RedBullese talk, typically having a devious little dig at rivals

Ferrari were totally justified and it was only right and proper to have the incident looked at ( which is all that they requested ) after they themselves got THOUSANDS of people contacting them querying it

Ferrari followed 100% proper procedure and did nothing wrong nor were "up to something"

Vettel was quiet because it was such a close call and even HE wasnt totally sure at the time that he had gotten away with it

Its this sort of rubbish ,after the event when he should just try and be a little bit gracious and stfu,that makes it hard to like this guy or team

jl - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 12:23 PM

If Vettel used your eyes and brain he could not see green flag.
But remember, an F1 driver is trained well with speed.
That's the prove of Vettel's quality, just in nano second he aware green flag and made critical move.
This was also the reason why Vergne so slow, he didn't realise that green.


December 19, 2012 2:08 PM

wtf.. that just about sums up your comment! ferrari did not follw correct procedures. if they had even thought that seb had ignored a yellow, then they had something like three hours or less, to lodge a protest. it was not until some unobservant posters on the internet started moaning, that ferrari felt they had to ask fia to look at the issue. and the ferrari query was typical of ferrari towards the end of the season.

seb was the driver, and he knew that he saw the greens, so he knew that there could not be a query. so nothing wrong in him being sure of a situation. when he wasnt sure, as per one pass, he dropped back to cede tha place. to me, that is smart driving. dont forget, he had no radio so the decision was his alone.

get over it. everything was cleared, seb won the wdc, and i doubt he is worried by what you are thinking.

Dario - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 2:33 PM

@Richard, if Ferrari were past the window for protest, why did the FIA even listen to them?

And do we know the exact time Ferrari lodged their complaint? Or are we going by the approximate time that the news media wrote articles about it?

@wtf: to be fair to Vettel, he said it was Horner on the radio that told him 'Ferrari was up to something.' He isn't saying it, and it was an internal transmission.

The Old Man - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 3:38 PM

I thought this article would be about the first lap when he cut across the racing line & wrecked Senna.

Given the penalties others have had levied for less, half the planet is curious how SV wasn't penalized. I am totally agnostic on who wins/won, but watching it and being amazed he didn't collect even more cars after the incident, I felt bad for him that they would at least give him a drive-through. After they didn't, I got that frustrated feeling I get when they are inconsistent with this stuff. Is ther a policy or is there not? Pick one and stick with it. Being haphazard with enforcement just makes the race into a lottery.


December 19, 2012 3:41 PM

dario. the time frame for lodging a protest to affect the race results is within a couple of hours of the race finishing. not sure of exact time, but must be within that few hours.

the ferrari request for clarification was made after a couple of DAYS, and was resultant on a number of messages on the internet, by those who failed to notice the green flags, and who wanted to see seb lose the wdc.

however, i do not know what powers the fia had to take any retrospective action. even ferari stated that they only wrote to fia to clear up the confusion of those who were complaining.

any message to seb, was during the race and had nothing to do with this "non issue".

Mark _

December 19, 2012 4:23 PM

@The Old Man - If anyone was at fault it was Senna for making a late lunge down the inside and using Vettel as a brake. It is the car doing the overtaking that has the responsibility to make a clean pass. Senna's move may work in video games but it seldom does in real life.

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