Webber critical of 'comical' penalty

By on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Mark Webber says his reprimand for hitching a ride back to the pits with Fernando Alonso after the Singapore Grand Prix is 'comical.'

Webber retired on the final lap at Marina Bay and on the slow down lap, he ran onto the circuit and sat on the side of Alonso's Ferrari, which took him back to the pit lane.

Both drivers were given reprimands, but not for the actual ride.

Webber was given a reprimand for entering the circuit without permission of the marshals.

Webber's 10 place grid penalty for the Korean Grand Prix is thus as a result of receiving a third reprimand in 2013.

He was penalised for ignoring yellow flags in China and for making contact with Nico Rosberg in Bahrain.

Alonso's reprimand came because he stopped his Ferrari in a dangerous place, forcing Lewis Hamilton and Rosberg to take evasive action.

But Webber believes that neither driver should have been sanctioned.

"For [Alonso] and me to receive reprimands for our actions after the race it is comical to say the least," Webber posted on Twitter.

"Great moment, and fans loved it. And while I'm at it, contrary to reports, there was no interaction at all with any track officials after we put the fire out."


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