Sebastian Vettel has denied ever suggesting the FIA deployed the safety car at Valencia as a deliberate ploy to spoil his race.
The reigning world champion, and Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, were quoted after the recent European grand prix as implying that Charlie Whiting only neutralised the race to deliberately curb Vettel’s runaway race lead. Shortly after the safety car period, ostensibly to clear crash debris from the track, the furious Vettel’s RB8 failed. Read more... (223 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed Red Bull’s suspicion that the safety car was called onto the Valencia circuit on Sunday to aid ‘the show’. Read more... (265 words, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
Sebastian Vettel pointed a finger at the race director after retiring from Sunday’s European grand prix.
The Red Bull driver suffered a car failure having dominated from pole in Valencia. He questioned the call to bring the safety car out, ostensibly to clear away crash debris. Read more... (274 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Honda are hoping for intervention from the safety car in today’s European Grand Prix after a disastrous showing in qualifying left Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello languishing at the back of the field with their work cut out in the 57-lap race. Read more... (413 words, 1 image, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
Mark Webber has branded this season’s Safety Car rules a joke. Webber believes that Piquet’s podium place at Hockenheim was sheer luck, mainly thanks to the Safety Car rules.
“The safety car threw up a bizarre result and I think the rules are a joke,” Webber explained in his BBC column. Read more... (183 words, estimated 44 secs reading time)