F1 » F1 China 2013: Penalties for Webber and Gutierrez

A busy post-race evening for the race stewards got underway with grid penalties for Bahrain being handed to Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sauber's Esteban Gutiérrez.

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gazza - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 11:57 AM

Oh well, at least that saves Redbull for next week, and no team orders needed as yet. No doubt had Webber been Vettel, Vergne would have jumped right out the way.
Lets see if Vettel gets penalised for his yellow flag infringement now?!

Alex - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 12:15 PM

So, Helmut Marko was not wrong in his assessment of Mark when asked by reporter last year .... or is this Karma showing up Mark for always blaming others when he is at fault.

He didn't even apologise to Vergne for damaging his car, instead said Vergne should have seen him and moved away. What utter arrogance! RB should replace him with Kimi mid season, their money would be better spent and we will have more exciting racing.

Martin - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 12:34 PM

The wheel falling off wasn't a consequence of the contact, which was purely on the front of the car, it was a mistake in replacing the tyres on the pitstop and so not Webber's fault at all


April 14, 2013 12:36 PM

the slo mo shots showed webber to be clearly behind vergne with a space (small) visible.webber was at the time, ahead of vettel with one less pit stop to go, so should have had a bit more savvy.
still, it does show that there is definetly an advantage in starting from the pits. maybe we will soon have all cars looking for penalties so as to get the softs out of the way?


April 14, 2013 12:41 PM

Webber had to pit because of the crash! The team is without question at fault for the brain fart concerning the fuel and wheel nut if that is in fact EXACTLY what was the cause of the wheel falling off. Possible damage? Not sure but Mark AT THIS POINT has a black cloud over his head. NOT SURPRISED! Tired of him and his antics! KARMA MAN!

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