Video: Vettel’s ’yellow flag’ overtakes
- 29th November 2012, 11:27 at 11:27 am #216123Keith CollantineKeymaster29th November 2012, 11:31 at 11:31 am #216124darkenforcaParticipant
Unfortunately no, I was incorrect as to where I thought the Flag Points were.
I apologise if I confused anyone through all of this (I have a feeling that I did.), but it was an honest mistake. Trust me, I feel very sheepish after realizing this.
The point about the “Floppy Markers” still stands, but it just isn’t relevant at all.29th November 2012, 12:16 at 12:16 pm #216128BobParticipant29th November 2012, 12:30 at 12:30 pm #21612929th November 2012, 13:05 at 1:05 pm #216130
Regardless of the colour of the Flag, doesn’t this show Vettle is using KERS before he passes the flag, and thus he’s still breaking F1 rules?29th November 2012, 13:06 at 1:06 pm #216131Keith CollantineKeymaster
@fluxocillin7 I don’t believe there is a rule which says drivers’ can’t use KERS in yellow flag zones. There is for DRS.29th November 2012, 13:12 at 1:12 pm #21613229th November 2012, 13:15 at 1:15 pm #216133DaveParticipant
@prisoner-monkeys sorry for the slow reply (thread’s moving fast). Thanks for the info about the Valencia penalties. As I mentioned in my original post I’m more interested in the possibility of Vettel using KERS before the green flag rather than the overtake, which I believe was most probably legal. I have no idea what the usual penalty is for this since I don’t remember anyone ever falling foul of it but if it’s anything like the Valencia ruling then the FIA could decide on a light punishment and give a lesser penalty.29th November 2012, 13:21 at 1:21 pm #216135
Searching I find no explicit ban to KERS in a yellow zone, however drivers must of course back of and when Shumacher used DRS in a yellow zone the rules were clarified and at the same time it was suggested that using KERS would be seen as failing to back off.29th November 2012, 13:24 at 1:24 pm #216136JourneyerParticipant
Final thought on this thread: as far as I can remember, this is another incident where YouTube kickstarts a bandwagon that led to something more serious. The first one was after Fuji 2007 when Lewis was blamed by… wait for it… Sebastian Vettel for his crash with Mark Webber.
My point here isn’t about Vettel (I rooted for him over Alonso this year), but about YouTube. Will F1 finally acknowledge its existence and be more open to it? It was also YouTube that allowed us to see Maldonado’s Interlagos crash on Lap 2 as well.29th November 2012, 13:34 at 1:34 pm #216137DaveParticipant
@fluxocillin7 that’s interesting. I guess Red Bull could have an argument that the KERS needs to by cycled every so often for reliability reasons, which could be plausible based entirely off how often their system fails. In saying that it makes no sense to use it right before a green flag when it could be used for a performance advantage. Plus using it where he did let him get a run on Vergne for his infamous pass.29th November 2012, 13:40 at 1:40 pm #216138
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