Uncategorized

Mark says Vettel’s punishment like the death penalty for stealing a chicken

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has tagged Sebastian Vettel’s time penalty in Germany as unreasonable.

Sebastian Vettel got to the lead of Jenson Button for second place with less than two laps to go by running off track at the door of the hairpin.

After the race stewards stated Vettel’s move was illegal, and gives post-race drive-through penalty on the German, meaning 20 seconds were added to his finishing time, demoted him to fifth place.

But champions’ advisor Helmut Marko suggested that his driver had done nothing mistaken, and laid the blame for the move at the feet of Button.

“[The punishment] is like the death penalty for stealing a chicken,” Mark complained. The whole situation was triggered by Button, who left Sebastian no room and pushed him out.

“Sebastian had to move out to avoid a collision.”

Marko compared the incident to a move on Vettel by Nico Rosberg in Bahrain – the Mercedes driver went unpunished for it – and argued that normally drivers making the pass are given the benefit of the doubt.

“That wasn’t the case now [for Vettel],” Marko added. “There is a bad aftertaste. There is a double standard.”


All material and photos are copyrighted material and owned by their respective owners. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only.Images come courtesy of; ferrari.com, mclaren.com, Sahara forceindiaf1.com, redbull.com, mercedesgp.com, Caterham F1, toyota, Sauber, williamsf1, lotus, Marussia, HRT, getty Images,LAT, Reuters Pictures and AP Photos.


http://www.formula1onlive.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Facebook Comments
Loading...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV or any other subsidiary associated with the official Formula One governing organizations The website is an unofficial website, all names and logos used here are property of their respective owners, more specially FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, GRAND PRIX and logos and the wide Curves logo are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One Group Company. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only. Official Formula One information can be found at www.formula1.com

Copyright © 2015 Thisisf1.com

To Top