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Vettel under investigation for red flag speeding

  • Published on 19 Oct 2018 20:12
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned to the stewards after he allegedly failed to slow sufficiently during a red flag period during the first free practice session in Austin.

The red flag was deployed to clear up stones that were distributed on the exit of Turn 10 following Charles Leclerc's venture through the gravel trap. Vettel was deemed to have not slowed enough when the red flag was thrown out and is now under investigation for potentially breaching Article 31.6 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulation.

“Car five [Vettel] failing to slow sufficiently during a red flag period in practice one at 10:40,” read a statement from the stewards.

Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon are two drivers that have received grid penalties this year after failing to slow sufficiently during red flag periods. Ricciardo's penalty came at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, while Ocon's was delivered last time out in Japan.

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  • Ugh...

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    • Oct 19 2018 - 20:50
  • let s see if they find an excuse not to give the penalty...

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    • Oct 19 2018 - 21:13
    • boudy

      Posts: 1,168

      Excuse no1: The light didn't show against the colour of his car
      Excuse no2: His visor was fogged up
      Excuse no3: There was an issue with the warning system
      Excuse no4: There was another issue at the same time and that caused him to not spot the different issue

      and ....

      He drives for Ferrari so no penalty!

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      • Oct 19 2018 - 21:40
    • Excuse no 5: Vettel breathes through his skin

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      • Oct 19 2018 - 21:53
    • Xtreme

      Posts: 47

      Yeah, you both got it right ???
      Where are the Ferrari International Assistance guys now???

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      • Oct 20 2018 - 01:36
  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    Last nail in the coffin...

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    • Oct 19 2018 - 21:53

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