New video shows Webber’s controversial ‘taxi ride’

2013 Singapore Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Singapore, 2013This new video shot by a fan at the Singapore Grand Prix shows the moment after Sunday’s race when Mark Webber earned himself a reprimand – and consequently a ten-place grid penalty – in more detail.

Webber was judged to have re-entered the track on foot without obtaining permission from a marshal beforehand.

Article 30.9 of the Sporting Regulations states: “During the period commencing fifteen minutes prior to and ending five minutes after every practice session and the period between the commencement of the formation lap which immediately precedes the race and the time when the last car enters the parc ferme, no one is allowed on the track, the pit entry or the pit exit with the exception of […] drivers when driving or on foot, having first received permission to do so from a marshal.”

Fernando Alonso was also given a reprimand for stopping on the racing line as he picked Webber up, forcing the two Mercedes drivers to take avoiding action, as also shown in the video.

Webber criticised the stewards’ decision to reprimand him for his action, calling it “comical”. It was his third reprimand of the year which means he automatically receives a ten-place grid penalty for the next race in Korea.

Thanks to @Andae23 for the tip.

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97 comments on New video shows Webber’s controversial ‘taxi ride’

  1. The fact that this is the overriding news to continue from the GP isn’t exactly a good reflection of the race.

    Can we not move on from this. We get it. Yes, it is dangerous to run around on a race track, or stop with other moving cars present.

    F1 is in trouble if this is still news on a Wednesday.

  2. Shrieker (@shrieker) said on 26th September 2013, 18:27


    He’s more like DiCaprio’s evil twin :)

  3. SlackBladder said on 27th September 2013, 23:18

    Formula One has been systematically Gutted, de Balled, Trussed, Tied and sprinkled with Disney Dust.
    How I long for the days of leather helmets, champaign every where, fans mobbing the pits, real jet set drivers, who earn their drive, what have you frightened little men with big hats done to a once great sport. Death is not possible with out life and if you want to limit your chances of the former become an arm chair critic and roar your silly little heads off debating how short the girls skirts should be, then go back to your mousy world feeling big and brave, you ant like accountants!

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