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    Vettel demoted to 5th from Sundays Race Result

    Hahahahahahahahaha!

    Red Bullís Sebastian Vettel has been handed a 20-second time penalty by the stewards in Germany for his pass on McLarenís Jenson Button during the closing stages of Sundayís race. Vettel had finished the Hockenheim event in second, but the addition of the penalty leaves him fifth in the results.

    The stewards decided the German gained an advantage after leaving the track at the exit of the hairpin as he attempted to overtake Button on Lap 66. They elected to give him a drive-through penalty, which when imposed after the race means 20 seconds is added to the penalised driverís finishing time.

    As a result of Vettelís penalty, Button is promoted to second in the results. Lotusís Kimi Raikkonen moves up into third and Sauberís Kamui Kobayashi takes fourth.

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    lol bit harsh when could just be demoted back to 3rd were he woulda finished but i laugh cause i hate the jerk :P
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    dissapointed with that outcome. Alonso was running out off the track every lap to open up one of the corners, he should be penalised too.
    Shouldnt matter whether you do it to pass someone or just because its the smoother line...

    Not to mention he was clearly the faster car, and button had no chance of holding that position, and left vettel no room on the track.

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    The F1 tracks are too safe these days. If they ran on real tracks, runoff areas have no grip and you wouldn't get a pass done.

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    As much as I don't like Vettel I thought it was a great move.

    I can't see what advantage you get from overtaking from the outside..


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JohnBu Click here to enlarge
    As much as I don't like Vettel I thought it was a great move.

    I can't see what advantage you get from overtaking from the outside..


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    Normal track off line would be grass

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    Wider line, drop less speed on the corner and can accelerate earlier. I'm an F1 car makes a hell of a difference.

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    As a result of Vettel’s penalty, Button is promoted to second in the results.
    That's the part I like!!
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    As a RBR fan, I hate to see them penalized.

    That said, the move was clearly illegal, especially given the directive given the week before the race.

    He had all 4 wheels off the track and gained an advantage, that's illegal.

    He should have given the spot back to Button and tried again.

    As for Alonso et al running wide, they didn't do this for advantage during a passing maneuver so is simply leaving the track for no advantage and with acceptable reason (pushing to hard, lack of grip etc). If anything, he was slower every time he dropped a wheel in the dirt, so no advantage gained.

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