Vettel escapes Korea penalty

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Scott Webber, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Scott Webber

    Scott Webber


    The newly crowned double World Champion was summoned to appear before the stewards post qualifying after cutting Turn Five by taking to an escape road between Turns Four and Six during a slow lap in the middle of Q3.

    However, the stewards decided not to impose any penalties on the Red Bull driver as they he didn't gain any advantage.
    A statement from the FIA read: "Having heard from the driver and team manager, and having noted that Car 1 started what was its fastest qualifying lap with 17 seconds to spare prior to the chequered flag, the stewards determined that no advantage was gained when car 1 left the track.

    "Accordingly no breach of Article 20.13 occurred on this occasion and the stewards decide to take no further action."

  2. Diego Lopez

    Diego Lopez

    oh yeah i saw that it happened when Lewis was -0.030 ahead of him with like less than 4 mins to go. Even the commentators were like wowing at why would he cut track just to get to the pit lane faster.
  3. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Fair enough I guess.
    At least the stewards looked at it logically.
    If Vettel barely got to the line with 2-3 seconds spare then it would've been different.
    Cutting the corner wouldn't of saved him 17 seconds.