Mark Webber, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2013

Second reprimand puts Webber at risk of penalty

2013 Canadian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2013Mark Webber and Valtteri Bottas have been given reprimands by the stewards at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The pair failed to slow down adequately for double waved yellow flags following Pastor Maldonado’s crash at the end of first practice on Friday.

“The Stewards found no evidence of a significant reduction in speed that is required under Article 2.4.5.1 (b) of Appendix H of the International Sporting Code,” they said in a statement.

Webber previously received a reprimand for colliding with Nico Rosberg during the Bahrain Grand Prix. If he incurs a third reprimand for a driving infringement before the end of the season he will be given a ten-place grid penalty.

A total of five reprimands have been given to drivers so far this year. Aside from those handed to Webber and Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen received one at the Monaco Grand Prix and Adrian Sutil at the Australian Grand Prix.

The stewards took no action against Jenson Button for crossing the white line at the pit lane entrance during second practice. They accepted the gear selection problem he experienced at the time constituted mitigating circumstances.

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