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Reader: Disingenuous Ferrari

2012-11-30 13:34

WAS VETTEL AT FAULT?: Ferrari believes that Sebastian Vettel (R) should not have been allowed his win at the 2012 Brazilian GP and instead the FIA should crown Fernando Alonso the 2012 champion.

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Ferrari has requested that Formula 1's governing body review Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel's win during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Bad sportsmanship or was Fernando Alonso robbed of victory?

FRANK KLINKERT

Ferrari has requested that Formula 1's governing body review Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel's win from the 2012 Brazilian F! GP. Bad sportsmanship - or was Fernando Alonso robbed of victory?

Reader Frank Klinkert believes Ferrari's actions have "brought down the image" of Formula 1:

"I don’t know what the rules say but, being an SA motorsport participant, I can say that a cut-off time is applied for objections failing which after such results are final.  It is disingenuous to wait a week before raising the issue as it leaves no time for redress on the track."

'TOTALLY UNBECOMING'

"The FIA/stewards announce an infringement almost immediately and even where there is no time to adjudicate there is at least some opportunity to react on the track.

"Had Red Bull heard there was a problem they could have accelerated Sebastian Vettel and told Mark Webber to drop back and let Vettel through.

"It is not inconceivable that (from lap four) he could have made good a potential disadvantage. A late objection denies this opportunity.

"Consider the impact on a rugby World Cup final of a late TV-detected forward pass and having the winning try disallowed a week after the match.  Ferrari, whom I have always supported, is bringing Vettel’s championship down in status and so the whole image of the sport. It is very unfortunate and totally unbecoming."

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