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Whiting stands by F1 weighbridge process

Sebastian Vettel was fined for damaging the scales in Brazil Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has defended the championship’s weighbridge process after Sebastian Vettel’s 25,000 fine for ‘destroying’ the scales in Brazil. The German was in a rush in the early stages of Qualifying 2 at Interlagos due to the threat of rain and a tyre strategy ploy by Ferrari. He failed to observe protocol when randomly called to be weighed, by leaving his car running rather than shutting down and being pushed by scrutineers. While the call to assess the Ferrari’s weight was unfortunately timed for Vettel, Whiting believes that teams should account for the risk in deciding their qualifying...
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