In The Driver's Seat

Slap on Max's wrist is not public service to sport of racing

So, a highly dramatic Brazilian Grand Prix weekend first produced another of Sebastian Vettel's famous temper tantrums when he was called to a random weight check in the second period of Saturday's qualifying, which ended with him disobeying an FIA official and damaging the weighing scales after doing a fast start while his Ferrari's wheels were still resting on them.

A driver is supposed to wait, with his engine switched off, for his team to push the car off the weighbridge.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2018, with the headline 'Slap on Max's wrist is not public service to sport of racing'. Print Edition | Subscribe