Sebastian Vettel has been fined €25,000 for his behaviour in one of the drivers’ meetings on Friday evening 😳
The FIA document states that Vettel was in alleged breach of “Article 12.2.1f of the International Sporting Code and “Article 20.1 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations”.
The document states that: “Sebastian Vettel, left the drivers’ meeting that was held at 19:30 on Friday 8 July, without permission, and expressing frustration at the meeting.
“Drivers are not free to leave when they want, this being a breach of the requirement to attend. Drivers at this level are role models for every driver around the world and in the opinion of the Stewards Vettel failed to live up to that standard in this case.
“Subsequently Vettel had a meeting with the Race Director, who informed the Stewards that Vettel apologized without reservation, and that further, they had a very constructive conversation covering the topics in the meeting and more. The Stewards determine that there is a breach, which cannot go without penalty, but that based on the report from the Race Director there are factors in mitigation.
“Therefore, the Stewards order a fine of €25,000, which is suspended for the remainder of the 2022 season, subject to any breach of Article 20.1 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations or of Article 12.2.1 f) of the International Sporting Code.”
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was given an ‘official warning’ for his comments against a “rogue marshal” in Qatar last year.
That’s certainly something different!