German Wunderboy Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win the F1 World Championship title for the fourth consecutive year in the recent Indian Grand Prix. The newly crowned world champion quickly celebrated after taking the chequered flag at the Indian GP by burning some rubber and created rounds of donuts in a cloud of tyre smoke.
He then got out from his RB9 and bowed to both the cheering fans at the grandstand and his F1 car. Right after the celebration, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said, ‘I would be disappointed if he did get punished because to win a world championship and to show a bit of exuberance in front of a crowd like that, it is great for Formula One. It is great for the show – and it will be a great pity to see that kind of thing subdued or penalised.’
True enough, the folks in FIA are not impressed at all. Vettel and Red Bull are slapped with a €25,000 fine because they are said to have breached Article 43.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations as he should have proceeded directly to the post-race ‘parc ferme’ without delay.
Vettel said of his party piece: ‘When my engineer called for the usual procedure to go to parc ferme and park the car, I said to myself I don’t care. I am going to the crowd at the main grandstand to have some fun there, which I enjoyed a lot.’
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