Video shows Vettel jumping start at Suzuka?
12 October, 2010
Oct.12 (GMM) A spectator’s video depicts pole sitter and Suzuka winner Sebastian Vettel almost jumping the start of Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.
The footage, shot from the main grandstand opposite the pit buildings, shows the German’s Red Bull making a slight forwards movement just before the five red lights went out.
It is likely he was not penalised for the brief clutch release because Vettel’s car was apparently once again stationary by the time the lights did go out.
The 23-year-old admitted his “good start” from pole at Suzuka “was the key” to victory over his teammate and championship leader Mark Webber on Sunday.
The footage, with the incident located at around the 4:28minutes on the video below. Also Vettel’s engine note dipping slightly as his RB6 lurched forwards.