Formula 1 bosses have handed Sebastian Vettel a suspended €25,000 fine for leaving the drivers’ briefing on Friday.
Sebastian Vettel is angry and he made it known on Friday! During the traditional drivers’ briefing, the quadruple German world champion left the meeting before the end, in order to protest against “the incoherent decisions” taken by the stewards during the various racing incidents that can punctuate a Grand Prix. “We’ve had the same discussions for 15 years, I’m fed up,” said the Aston Martin driver in particular, according to comments reported by the BBC. The leaders of Formula 1 were quick to decide after this outburst: Vettel receives a suspended fine of 25,000 euros, suspended until the end of the season.
“The pilots are not free to leave when they wish”
“Driver Sebastian Vettel left the drivers meeting held at 7.30pm on Friday July 8, without permission, and expressed his frustration at the meeting. Pilots are not free to leave whenever they wish, which is a violation of the obligation to attend. Drivers at this level are role models for all drivers around the world and, in the opinion of the stewards, Vettel failed to meet that standard in this case. Afterwards, Vettel had a meeting with the race director, who informed the stewards that Vettel had apologized unreservedly, and that furthermore, they had had a very constructive conversation on the topics of the meeting and more. Again. The Stewards determine that there is an infraction, which cannot go without penalty, but that based on the Clerk of the Course’s report, there are mitigating factors. Therefore, the Stewards are ordering a €25,000 fine, which is suspended for the remainder of the 2022 season. This means Vettel will only be required to pay the fine if he fails to show up for a drivers briefing. during the rest of the year, or violates the article of the ISC which stipulates: “Any word, act or writing which has caused moral damage or loss to the FIA, its organs, its members or its officers, and more generally on the interest of motor sport and on the values defended by the FIA. “” The 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 world champion, currently 13th in the drivers’ standings, has an interest in staying on top of things for the next five months…