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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April 14, 2013 1:10 PM

If there was such thing as karma Vettel would have had an elephant land on him from a great height for his antics the race before. They had 11 seconds in which to ensure the tyre change was done correctly. If the can get it right in the 2.5 second stops you have to question how they stuffed it up with 11 seconds to do it.


April 14, 2013 1:11 PM

eddie. the wheel nut problem was odd. webber was racing BEFORE the wheel nut came off, and it came off when he was driving at slow speed, having lost hydraulic power to his gearbox (result of crash????)
so it looks as if there may have been a failure in the nut itself, rather than just poor fitting. there is supposed to be a wheel nut lock to prevent that sort of thing, but most now use spring fingers on the nut to hold it on. maybe these failed?

gazza - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 1:13 PM

Webber could have been safer with his move, but guessed wrong that Vergne would have been more helpful. At least this weekend, whilst his car was working,
he was much faster than Vettel, including only getting a new wing for his car late on, compared to "fast Seb".
At least he wont have the same politics next year with his new German squad..

Tealeaf - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 1:57 PM


A blatant punt from Webber yet its Vettel's fault, its Marko's fault its Vergne's fault, look Mark is too slow and too erratic, Seb showed him how it was done with the move on Massa, maybe old Mark can learn something, if theres any sabotage from a team its at Mercedes, Rosberg's problems seems a bit too much to be coincidences.

Grant Richardson - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 2:14 PM

Incredible stuff. I was shocked to see that Red Bull had let Helmut Markko take up rear right wheel gun duties for Webber in the Chinese F1 GP. I didn't expect Helmut to get the job done in 2.5 - 3 seconds like the other 3 wheel gunners but I would have thought 12 seconds would have been enough to get the job done PROPERLY......


April 14, 2013 2:20 PM

It's absolutely sickening to keep reading of sabotage and the like by a team against one of their own drivers by supposedly followers of the sports, just stop ridiculing yourselves and contaminating these pages with outright BS.


April 14, 2013 2:25 PM

sunny. i suppose that all these comments are from bigots.

funny how they have not claimed (as yet) that vergne was told to deliberately get himselh t-boned by webber. nor have we heard how nico is being constantly sabotaged to make lulu look good, etc etc

Geoffo - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 2:29 PM

EV says he did not think MW was going to pass and besides he did not see him . So what is it. Why would EVe go onto the marbles unless he was giving room.

Same all the time -grizzle about everything else.

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