No penalty for Vettel after celebration donuts in Abu Dhabi


World Champion Sebastian Vettel will not have to spend a penny after celebrating his 11th victory of the season with donuts at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

A week ago in India, when the German wrapped up his fourth consecutive world title, FIA stewards issued a reprimand and €25,000 fine after Vettel thrilled the fans with a smoky celebration.

“You are a naughty boy,” former driver Martin Brundle told Vettel on the Abu Dhabi podium, after doing more donuts in Abu Dhabi. That’s going to cost somebody some money.”

Indeed, even Red Bull was worried about the consequences when engineer Guillaume ‘Rocky’ Rocquelin repeatedly warned Vettel not to do donuts on the slowing down lap.

Vettel ignored the order, laughing on the radio: “I’m going to quote Kimi [Raikkonen].

‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know what I’m doing’.”

Team boss Christian Horner replied immediately: “You can pay the fine for that one.”

Actually, Vettel’s donuts were not even investigated by the FIA, because he did them in a run-off area, and on the slowing-down lap.

“This time I brought the car back, so it’s fine,” Vettel smiled. “As you can see it’s in parc ferme.”

Indeed, even teammate Mark Webber did a couple of donuts.

“It’s not great for the gearbox or the engine,” Horner admitted, “but it’s good for the drivers to let off steam and there are only two races left.” (GMM)

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  • Spartacus

    Good. Vettel’s donut gives me a stiffy

  • Spartacus

    I mean the burnouts and smoke and stuff. It wasn’t a euphemism.

  • Ride me sideways

    Christ ,where they that good

  • Spartacus

    Yes. Rosberg. Vettel. Me.

    The ultimate 3-way

  • Ride me sideways

    Mother off maula,

  • McLarenfan

    They were QUALITY and it is what the fans want to see the drivers showing they are human!!!!
    Keep up this celebration but remember take the car back!!!!!!

  • the fan

    he got his penalty in india for leaving the car on track and not bringing it home in parc ferme so no surprise here that he didnt get the penalty. of course idiots would think otherwise

  • Crassus

    @Spartacus: Enjoy life, you know your fate.

  • michaelprescottmacarthur

    Spartacus: I just fell out of my chair. thanks for the laugh. :)