Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2013

Double doughnuts: Vettel and Webber celebrate 1-2

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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  1. I think after seeing the good reaction that Vettel received from doing doughnuts in India, it was decided that doing them again in celebration might help to bring some good light on the team, considering how much negative response they get from the fans for ‘dominating’ the sport. I like seeing it, it’s good for drivers to celebrate. I have to agree with others that it was far more special in India because of the occasion, and that was heightened by Vettel getting out of the car and then bowing to it, but it was still really good to see nonetheless!

  2. I’m not impressed by this. I appreciate that it might be a silly rule, but that doesn’t give them the right to ignore it, much less flaunt it.

  3. I attended the first Abu Dhabi GP in 2009 and sat in those same (North) grandstands. On the cool down lap Mark Webber, after holding off Button’s Brawn for second place, did a set of doughnuts at the same spot the Red Bull cars chose yesterday. It didn’t receive much attention, but it was great to watch.

  4. Oh thank god!!! I woke up in a 2am daze and for a moment thought the whole field was doing donuts, not like their would be anything wrong with that!

  5. Webbers donuts are a peculiar shape…. Anyone else notice that it resmbles his opinion of Vettel?

  6. Well, Seb dounuts was very well executed, Closed tight circles. But Webber is Pathetic. His dounuts were more like a Churro

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