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Video: Vettel’s ’yellow flag’ overtakes

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    Keith Collantine
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    #216124
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    @Oletros

    Unfortunately no, I was incorrect as to where I thought the Flag Points were.

    I apologise if I confused anyone through all of this (I have a feeling that I did.), but it was an honest mistake. Trust me, I feel very sheepish after realizing this.

    The point about the “Floppy Markers” still stands, but it just isn’t relevant at all.

    #216128
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    Well, we can finally put the matter to rest. The FIA have confirmed that Vettel’s pass on Vergne was indeed legal.

    #216129
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    So apparently Ferrari are already looking at another possible protest

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    Regardless of the colour of the Flag, doesn’t this show Vettle is using KERS before he passes the flag, and thus he’s still breaking F1 rules?

    http://i46.tinypic.com/1zcjssy.jpg

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    @fluxocillin7 I don’t believe there is a rule which says drivers’ can’t use KERS in yellow flag zones. There is for DRS.

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    @Keith

    My apologies I thought it applied to both KERS and DRS.

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    @prisoner-monkeys sorry for the slow reply (thread’s moving fast). Thanks for the info about the Valencia penalties. As I mentioned in my original post I’m more interested in the possibility of Vettel using KERS before the green flag rather than the overtake, which I believe was most probably legal. I have no idea what the usual penalty is for this since I don’t remember anyone ever falling foul of it but if it’s anything like the Valencia ruling then the FIA could decide on a light punishment and give a lesser penalty.

    #216135
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    Searching I find no explicit ban to KERS in a yellow zone, however drivers must of course back of and when Shumacher used DRS in a yellow zone the rules were clarified and at the same time it was suggested that using KERS would be seen as failing to back off.

    #216136
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    Final thought on this thread: as far as I can remember, this is another incident where YouTube kickstarts a bandwagon that led to something more serious. The first one was after Fuji 2007 when Lewis was blamed by… wait for it… Sebastian Vettel for his crash with Mark Webber.

    My point here isn’t about Vettel (I rooted for him over Alonso this year), but about YouTube. Will F1 finally acknowledge its existence and be more open to it? It was also YouTube that allowed us to see Maldonado’s Interlagos crash on Lap 2 as well.

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    @fluxocillin7 that’s interesting. I guess Red Bull could have an argument that the KERS needs to by cycled every so often for reliability reasons, which could be plausible based entirely off how often their system fails. In saying that it makes no sense to use it right before a green flag when it could be used for a performance advantage. Plus using it where he did let him get a run on Vergne for his infamous pass.

    #216138
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    Alonso’s just tweeted a nice picture of a load of yellow lights:

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