??25,000 fine for Vettel’s victory doughnuts

2013 Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Buddh International Circuit, 2013The FIA has given Sebastian Vettel a reprimand after his post-race celebration at the Indian Grand Prix.

Vettel drove to the start/finish line after taking the chequered flag and celebrated his fourth world championships by performing doughnuts in front of the crowd.

As well as Vettel’s first reprimand of the year Red Bull were fined ??25,000 (??21,340) for failing to instruct him to come into the pits.

“The driver failed to proceed directly to the post race parc ferme as detailed under article 43.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations,” said the stewards’ reports.

“Due to the special circumstance the stewards accepted the explanation of the driver. The team failed to instruct the driver sufficiently to return directly to post race parc ferme.”

Vettel celebrated in a similar fashion after winning the 2011 championship at Suzuka.

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144 comments on ??25,000 fine for Vettel’s victory doughnuts

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  1. javlinsharp (@javlinsharp) said on 28th October 2013, 15:18

    Personally, I think Vettel should be ashamed of himself. His display was a complete embarrassment, and just another example of the vast gulf of knowledge that he has about the meaning of victory… SV needs to learn that his inadequacies as a driver will not be tolerated, and frankly, I feel his fine was not nearly enough for such a blatant disregard for the spirit that should embody the F1 WDC.

    Sebastian, THIS is how you do doughnuts

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