Sebastian Vettel’s return to Components 1 has been an eventful one already on the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
Vettel is again in motion after lacking the primary two races of the season at Bahrain and Saudi Arabia attributable to falling in poor health with Covid-19. However, he was given the all-clear forward of F1’s return to Melbourne and was again behind the wheel for FP1 on Friday afternoon in Melbourne.
Nonetheless, his first session again got here to an abrupt finish inside the ultimate half-hour as his AMR21 went up in smoke, forcing Vettel to return to a cease on observe attributable to an engine difficulty.
Moderately than leap in a medical automobile or stroll again to the storage, although, Vettel determined to pinch a scooter and go on an impromptu lap of the circuit on the finish of the session, waving to the group as he drove by.
Nonetheless, the FIA has not taken too kindly to that – particularly with Seb not carrying his helmet correctly – and is now below investigation for ‘coming into the observe with out permission’ on stated scooter.
Reacting to Vettel’s antics, Sky Sports activities F1 pundit Martin Brundle stated: “I can think about Seb will probably be getting a thousand traces to do.
“‘I have to not go onto the observe with a scooter and never put on my crash helmet correctly.’
“Or the punishment will probably be a little bit bit costlier than that.”
Article 26.7 of the F1 sporting laws states that within the 5 minute window after each apply session, nobody is allowed on-track, at pit entry or pit exit besides:
– Marshals or different authorised personnel within the execution of their obligation.
– Drivers when driving or on foot, having first obtained permission to take action from a marshal.
– Crew personnel when both pushing a automobile or clearing tools from the grid in spite of everything vehicles ready to take action have left the grid on the formation lap.
– Crew personnel when helping marshals to take away a automobile from the grid after the beginning of the dash session or the race.
Extra to comply with…