News Details

Vettel: Unsafe release penalties too harsh

Sebastian Vettel has equated penalising a driver for an unsafe release to "going to prison for stealing a chocolate bar". This season Formula 1 decided to take a strict approach to any team releasing their driver in an unsafe manner. However, the best way to penalise a team is to penalise the driver and that's exactly what the new punishment does. Not only is the driver hit with a penalty during the grand prix but they also incur a 10-place grid drop for the next race. Vettel feels it is too harsh. Speaking in Thursday's press conference in Germany, he said penalising a driver for an unsafe release is "like going to prison for stealing a chocolate bar. "It's too harsh...
Full Story »
1y ago from PlanetF1.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

FIA to look at changing unsafe release penalty

The FIA is to look at changing the way it issues a penalty for an unsafe...
1y ago from TheF1Times.com

F1 can be very cruel, says Vettel

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 can be a 'very cruel' sport as...
1y ago from BBC.co.uk

Vettel vows to 'give everything'

Sebastian Vettel concedes his German GP result may not be in his hands...
1y ago from PlanetF1.com

Vettel: Formula 1 can be very cruel

Sebastian Vettel philosophical about his fall in fortunes For four years...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Pedrosa to join Rossi at Yamaha, Viñales to remain at...

Dani Pedrosa may be set to make an incredible shift from Honda to Yamaha,...

Pedrosa still Honda's number one choice for 2017

He may be in his 11th season as a works HRC rider, but Dani Pedrosa is...
19h ago from Motorsport.com

Rossi: Le Mans usually suits Yamaha

– Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi is hopeful of claiming back-to-back...
14h ago from GPUpdate.net

Analysis: How Honda got the upper hand over Marquez

In negotiations between Honda and Marc Marquez, it was the latter who...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

IndyCar should use spec aerokit to improve racing,...

Team Penske’s Will Power says that if the Verizon IndyCar Series does...
11h ago from Motorsport.com

INDYCAR: Dome skids still divisive after Texas test

Opinions of IndyCar's dome skids remain divided after the safety feature...
1d ago from Racer.com

INDYCAR: Pagenaud thriving on Penske dynamic

IndyCar points leader Simon Pagenaud believes that being better settled...
6h ago from Racer.com

Jack Brabham named in Indianapolis honour list

The late Sir Jack Brabham has been honoured on a list naming the 100 most...
13h ago from SpeedCafe.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Bumper entry for Portugal's WRC clash

80 entries includes three year record for World Rally Cars
12h ago from WRC.com

New look for Corsica encounter

Tour de Corse organisers ring changes for 2016
16h ago from WRC.com

Toivonen tribute in Finland

Show runs for Finn's winning Lancia Delta S4
1d ago from WRC.com

TVS hints full-scale Dakar entry in future

Indian two-wheeler manufacturer TVS is considering competing in the Dakar...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal ace: I'm ready to return against Manchester...

GETTY RETURN: Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla has recovered from an injury The...
1h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

REVEALED : Arsenal Shopping For Three Young Defenders...

Reports are out claiming that Arsenal are shopping for three young...
1h ago from Nastytackle.com

Gunners ace: Why Arsenal have always been a special...

GETTY Alex Iwobi is Arsenal through and through Many players have graced...
1h ago from Express.co.uk

Best Prem XI of the 2000s... featuring Man Utd,...

TARSPORT bring you our best Premier League XI of the 2000s.
57m ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.