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Vettel says Malaysian GP reaction was "part of the sport"

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Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel does not apologize for his outbreak towards Narain Karthikeyan in the consequences of last month’s Malaysian GP.

The Malaysian GP incident happened on lap 46, with 10 laps to go, as Vettel tried to chasing Lewis Hamilton for the final podium place. Defending champion passed Karthikeyan on the back straight at the Sepang track but the two collided as the Indian moved back towards the racing line.

After the Malaysian GP, Vettel says “Like on normal roads, you have some idiots driving around. It seems there is also one driving here,” Vettel told BBC sport. Speaking in German, the word he chose was “cucumber” – a common insult in that country for bad drivers on the road.

While the Karthikeyan later hit back and accused the world champion of being a ‘cry baby’ over his comments.

Karthikeyan has since insisted it is time to forget about the incident, and has no plans to speak to Vettel next week when Formula One pitches up in China.

Vettel has now claimed his reaction was “part of the sport”.

“I lost a solid fourth place, so that’s obviously disappointing,” he told telegraph.co.uk “Sometimes you let some emotion show, and I don’t think someone should be ashamed about that.”


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