Spanish media claim video shows Vettel illegal pass under yellows
28 November, 2012
Nov.28 (GMM) A video (below) has emerged that clearly depicts newly crowned F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel overtaking under yellow flag conditions during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix, where he finished sixth and wrapped up the 2013 title.
The new video, showing Vettel passing a Toro Rosso with yellow lights flashing beside the track and also in the cockpit of his Red Bull. Only after the yellow lights begin flashing and Vettel completed the move does the 25-year-old driver pass the green lights.
“It shows that Vettel should have been penalised,” said the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
A penalty might have made the difference between title victory and defeat for Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
El Mundo added: “Now the Scuderia (Ferrari) has until November 30 to appeal.”
Alonso late on Tuesday alluded to the controversy by saying in Spanish on Twitter that there are “no miracles”, only “rules”.
Italy’s Corriere dello Sport, however – citing Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni – said the Italian team is not planning to lodge a protest.