Amateur video from the Japanese Grand Prix shows Sebastian Vettel came very close to jumping the start.
The video shows Vettel’s Red Bull moving and then stopping again before the start was given. Vettel held his lead at the start while Mark Webber, who started second, lost his place to Robert Kubica.
The start is at 4’30 in the video above.
It’s the second time this year video of a car seeming to jump the start has emerged after a race.
At the Belgian Grand Prix Felipe Massa appeared to jump the start having pulled up ahead of his starting position, but escaped without a penalty.
Fernando Alonso jumped the start at the Chinese Grand Prix, overtaking both the Red Bull drivers from third on the grid, and was given a drive-through penalty.
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