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Vettel, Alonso and Magnussen escape penalty from stewards

Australian+F1+Grand+Prix+Qualifying+KbiNYFruyk7x-BorderMakerReigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen have all escaped from punishment race stewards.

During the final stage of Australian GP qualifying, Magnussen and Vettel had been summoned for purportedly ignoring yellow flags when Raikkonen crashed with his Ferrari.

But following assessment of telemetry evidence stewards found that both drivers had slowed sufficiently and were under control.

Fernando Alonso had been called before the stewards for delaying Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez during Q1, but having reviewed video evidence and spoken to both drivers the officials were satisfied that no wrongdoing was committed.

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