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Ecclestone: Vettel’s overtake incident was ‘a joke’

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes that not anything will happen in yellow flag controversy and he call related whole subject as a joke. Last race at Brazilian Grand Prix, the arguable incident happened; Sebastian Vettel’s overtake on Jean-Eric Vergne under yellow flag condition.

After the race the video footage uploaded on YouTube and leading web sources reported that this incident. The main title contender Ferrari request clarification from the FIA over Vettel’s overtaking move on Vergne at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

“It’s a shame because everything had gone so well,” Bernie Ecclestone told the Daily Telegraph.

“It was a super race, a super championship. Now everyone is talking about this. The problem is that no one knows what is going on.”

“In the rules and regs normally you have to protest,” F1 boss said.

“They [Ferrari] missed that time. Then there is the fact that a green flag was shown, which nobody seems to dispute. It’s a complete joke. What they [Ferrari] are saying in that letter is wrong. I don’t think there needs to be any action taken. It’s completely and utterly wrong.”

Following the Ferrari request, FIA responded on Thursday that a green flag had in fact been waving previous to he made the move and consequently there was “no case to answer” over the incident and the move was in fact completely legal.

“Personally I think it’s not really like Ferrari to do this. I think they badly wanted to win.”

“But if you want to go back and see what Ferrari have done down the years … But nothing will happen. What can they do? Take civil action? Maybe. But the case is flawed before it starts. Nothing is going to happen.”


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