We donuts now!
Too German; Didn't Read:
- Race winner CAN into donuts
- Only the race winner can do this
- Can't be unsafe for other drivers, marshals, spectators, etc.
- Does it at his own risk: if he runs out of fuel, too bad
Shitty Google Translate/Yodafier:
(Motor-Total.com) - In many racing series, particularly in the U.S., donuts are an integral ritual of a race winner. Rotate in a circle The car with spinning wheels on the spot - so are regularly celebrated success in NASCAR and Co..
In Formula 1, such rituals have long been frowned upon, to Sebastian Vettel after his World Cup triumph in India broke this taboo, it would not be deterred in its future victories, the Red Bull to circulate and thus colleagues infected.
Here, Vettel, Webber or Massa however did not act in the sense of the sporting regulations. DC by two articles were donuts unmet.
Firstly, Article 30.4, which prohibits drivers, to stop the car without legitimate reason on the track. And in particular Article 43.3 urged the driver to unambiguously to go to the end of the race without any unnecessary delay in the Parc Ferme.Punished Vettel burnouts were, however, only in India, as the world champion at the time his car shuts off on the start-finish straight, and not in the Parc Ferme. 25,000 euro fine and a warning was the result. In the following race in Abu Dhabi, Austin and Sao Paulo the race stewards were then mercy take the law and refrained from sanctions.
This is this season is no longer necessary because current version of the sporting regulations are donuts or similar rituals now explicitly allowed under certain circumstances. An amendment of Article 43.3 clarifies that the race winner (and only him!) Is a celebration performance is allowed before reaching the Parc Ferme. For this, however, the following requirements apply: The safety of other drivers and officials must not be affected, the legality of the car must not be questioned, and the podium ceremony should not be delayed. Vettel and Co. may therefore carefree celebrate their victories this season - if they still have it enough fuel in the tank.
Edited by Andrew Hope, 15 February 2014 - 15:43.