Double doughnuts: Vettel and Webber celebrate 1-2

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Red Bull were celebrating with doughnuts again in Abu Dhabi – and this time Mark Webber joined in as well.

Despite collecting a €25,000 fine after Sebastian Vettel celebrated his fourth world championship win by performing doughnuts in India, both their drivers repeated the feat after their one-two finish yesterday.

Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2013“I’ve counted, that’s $125,000,” joked Vettel’s race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin after watching Vettel’s performance at turn seven on his victory lap. “And by the way you can pay that one!” added team principal Christian Horner.

In India the stewards fined Red Bull because Vettel did not return his car to parc ferme after his antics on the start line. This time Vettel made sure he did after being repeatedly warned by Rocquelin.

“Sorry to be on your case but to be clear you do need to bring it home, OK? In the garage.” Vettel, referencing Kimi Raikkonen’s celebrated comments during last year’s race, answered: “To let me quote: yeah, yeah, yeah – I know what I’m doing”.

This time the stewards did not censure Red Bull or either of the drivers after the race.

“It was spontaneous,” said Vettel afterwards. “Obviously I had the experience last week but entering the sort of stadium, I thought it was a very, very good spot, I made sure there was nobody around and I was far away from the lines.”

“I think if we are in a position to think about that then obviously it’s very special because it means we had a very, very good result in the race. So I think there’s a lot of work before we get to decide whether we can do it again or not.”

Red Bull have developed a taste for doughnuts recently, performing more on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai last week.

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62 comments on Double doughnuts: Vettel and Webber celebrate 1-2

  1. mnmracer (@mnmracer) said on 4th November 2013, 11:00

    Good on you mates!

    Although you can clearly see by the donuts that Mark is getting inferior equipment.

  2. kpcart said on 4th November 2013, 11:06

    great to see the donuts, the redbull is obviously in no danger of being underweight, everyone else is collecting tyre rubber to add weight to their car, but redbull must have a couple of litres of petrol left. best burnout I have seen by an f1 car was Juan Montoya at the London street parade in 2005 I think it was, I have to youtube it again.

    • Please tube it and post it here and tag me. I wanna see.

        • @oletros Nothing special, but the drive was fiesty… Montoya was the real fast driver in F1, not that Hamilton

          • kpcart said on 5th November 2013, 16:22

            what do you mean nothing special, that is a proper “standstill burnout” in donut style, I have never seen another f1 driver do such a donut, they usually spin uncontrolled, ie Webber in the video posted in this article. Also Montoya was a lot like Hamilton, blazingly fast, but not over a complete season, and not when intelligence was needed for things like tyre wear. kind of like gilles Villeneuve, fast on particular days to make an iconic, cult like following, but not good enough to be a great consistently. this is where Vettel excels over so many drivers in f1’s history – consistent speed always, not virtuosic efforts on particular days. I am saying this as a Juan Montoya fan, he was my first “favourite driver” I followed and is stil in my top 6 favourites along with Vettel, Kubica, Prost, Senna and Mansell

    • DominikWilde (@dominikwilde) said on 4th November 2013, 18:44

      I agree, I love the Montoya donut on Regent Street! Oh it was 2004

  3. Len (@lunara) said on 4th November 2013, 11:26

    Vettel’s are better. :P Mark was beaten once again.

  4. Jeff (@jtcolegrove) said on 4th November 2013, 11:39

    Good god I hate seeing Seb win again and again, but I’m very glad he’s actually celebrating his accomplishments.

    Donuts should be mandatory for the winner of each race.

    • WilliamB (@william-brierty) said on 5th November 2013, 20:39

      @jtcolegrove What? You want Button to do donuts if he wins a race? You know what Button is like with oversteer! If he tried he’d probably tell Dave that he’s got too much front end in the car, and that the oversteer is too snappy, to which Dave will suggest a rear ride height adjustment to make the oversteer more progressive…blah, blah, blah…”the rears have gone off now”…blah…(more moaning)…”I’ve got a strange vibration”…blah, blah, blah…”OK Jenson, corner exit differential change”…blah, blah, blah…

      I can’t imagine the Fernando “King of Understeer” Alonso (I would explain that but I can’t be bothered) would be much good at donuts either, but with Raikkonen, Rosberg and of course Hamilton, you’d be fine.

  5. GeeMac (@geemac) said on 4th November 2013, 11:43

    “It was spontaneous,” said Vettel afterwards.

    They were in India, not so sure that they were in Abu Dhabi, doing donuts twice in 2 week seems a bit premeditated to me. That said I don’t particularly care if he planned them or not, they certainly are a welcome sight at the end of races. :)

  6. Lewis McMurray (@celicadion23) said on 4th November 2013, 12:53

    I think Seb should do some donuts during a race to let everyone else catch up! if he pulls out a 30 second lead he should get a 25 second donut penalty

  7. Sherlock said on 4th November 2013, 12:55

    This time the donuts really looked like “oh, im such a nice guy” – when in India it was really kind a nice.

  8. Why did webber do them? It’s not like he even won… just a race win is bit over the top anyway. Championship yes, race win, no.

    • Jason (@jmwalley) said on 4th November 2013, 15:39

      I think the fact that Mark did donuts as well suggests that these donuts weren’t really spontaneous, but a planned response to a 1-2.

      It looked to me like a bit of a thumbing of the nose combined with an exploration of how one should be able to do donuts without getting in trouble. Sort of challenging the stewards to find a way to penalize them for the donuts when they (Red Bull) follow the rules about “returning the car to parc ferme without picking anything up, yada-yada-yada…”

    • David-A (@david-a) said on 4th November 2013, 16:00

      Why not? Beats someone else doing them in Silverstone when you finish like, 15th in 2009.

    • Valhyre (@ausuma) said on 4th November 2013, 19:02

      Second behind Vettel should count as victory.

    • kpcart said on 5th November 2013, 16:28

      I think Webber did them because he is a sportsman, he saw Vettel doing it and thought the crowd would love to see another car join in, and they did. people look into the reasons far too much, Mark is a down to earth guy, he knows he is being beaten by his teammate, but he also wants to have some fun and put on a show. I wouldn’t be surprised if a redbull 1-2 in the next race with webber 2nd, we will see webber do this again, he is the kind of character that appreciates vettels actions even when he is beaten, because he is a gentleman and a good sport and holds no sour grapes, in the past race webber talked up vettel so much admitting his deficiency and not feeling any ill for it.

  9. Tango (@tango) said on 4th November 2013, 13:08

    It looks like Webber has embraced the fact that coming second is the best you can get nowadays :D Seriously though, I can only applaud. I don’t get how people trying to do every thing to entertain a crowd (DRS, jelly tyres…) would crack down on doughnuts

  10. iAltair (@ialtair) said on 4th November 2013, 13:10

    I hope it won’t become a procession for every race win. The stress on the gearbox….

  11. supernicebob (@supernicebob) said on 4th November 2013, 13:25

    Will we soon see an official FIA sanctioned DRS (Doughnut Rotational Spinning) zone in which drivers can celebrate without fear of financial penalty?

  12. gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 4th November 2013, 13:38

    Am i the only one here not to like doughnuts ?
    I mean sincerely, i am not trying to provoke or “troll”, I just don’t see the point and the thrill in it…

  13. Smitty said on 4th November 2013, 13:45

    Not a fan of it this time. Vettel doing the donuts in India was great to see, it looked like a genuine release of emotion after winning the championship. This time, it feels like it was more of a routine celebration. If Vettel wins the next race and does donuts again, it’ll just cheapen the whole thing.

  14. theasgard989 (@theasgard989) said on 4th November 2013, 14:25

    “Red Bull have developed a taste for doughnuts recently…” I see what you did there :D

  15. I hadn’t realised Webber joined in the party! Good stuff Red Bull – they had been lacking their party image a bit of late: going back to their roots I see ;)

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