ON his return to F1, Sebastian Vettel is being investigated by stewards for driving a moped across the Australian Grand Prix observe
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Sebastian Vettel is underneath investigation for driving a moped across the Australian Grand Prix observe. The German is gearing up for his first race weekend of the season after lacking the occasions in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia attributable to a Covid-19 an infection.
He rode a scooter again to the pit lane after his automotive’s engine caught fireplace and began smoking, earlier than it will definitely shut down. Vettel leapt from the automotive, grabbed a fireplace extinguisher earlier than dousing the again of his Aston Martin.
The session was pink flagged for a quick interval whereas his automotive was pushed off the observe. However after he rode the scooter on the observe, officers positioned the four-time champion underneath investigation for “coming into the observe with out permission”.
In response to article 26.7 of the F1 sporting laws, no one is permitted to enter the observe inside 5 minutes after the top of a session. The marshals, those that are driving on foot with prior permission or group personnel within the act of pushing a automotive or clearing gear are an exception to the rule.
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Sebastian Vettel is underneath investigation for driving a moped across the Australian Grand Prix observe (Picture: GETTY)
The commentators have been amazed to see the four-time world champion make his manner across the observe within the car. “The place’s Vettel obtained his moped from?” Sky Sports activities commentator Martin Brundle requested.
“He’s nicked it from one of many marshals, I’ve by no means seen this earlier than,” a colleague replied. Vettel acknowledged the group on his manner across the observe which was met with scattered cheers.
Earlier this week Aston Martin confirmed Vettel will race in Melbourne after lacking the primary two races of the season. A Twitter assertion stated: “We’re happy to verify that Sebastian Vettel is now match to race and can due to this fact line up alongside @lance_stroll in Melbourne to kick off his 2022 @F1 season on the @ausgrandprix.”
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The German is again on the grid after lacking the season’s first two races (Picture: GETTY)
Skilled F1 star Nico Hulkenberg stuffed in for Vettel at each Grands Prix and was on the tempo right away. Hulkenberg even managed to beat his full-time team-mate Lance Stroll in Jeddah because the group simply missed out on factors.
After his two visitor appearances in F1, the place he completed seventeenth in Bahrain and twelfth in Saudi Arabia, Hulkenberg posted how he had an “wonderful” time within the automotive. He stated: “The final 10 days got here surprising – have been very eventful, intense however wonderful! Good occasions! Hulkenback 3.0 is a wrap.”