Australian GP: Sebastian Vettel took a moped journey round Albert Park.© Twitter
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel finds himself dealing with a possible punishment after taking a moped for a spin across the Australian Grand Prix monitor following ‘Free Practice 1’ on Friday. Vettel, who had missed the opening two races of the F1 2022 season as a consequence of Covid, had a nightmare return to the monitor on Friday after his Aston Martin broke down within the firt observe session at Albert Park. After getting out of his automotive, the 34-year-old German was then seen casually using a mope across the Australian GP monitor, smiling and waving to followers, after the opposite vehicles had returned to the pits.
“This is the most iconic end to a practice session we can remember,” Formula One’s official Twitter account posted with a video of Vettel’s moped journey to associate with it.
— Formula 1 (@F1) April 8, 2022
But governing physique the FIA took a dim view and ordered him to report back to the stewards for “unauthorised use of a scooter on the track”, which might reportedly lead to a superb.
Vettel then failed to seem for the second observe, together with his crew tweeting that his “car will not be ready to run”, in a recent setback for the three-time Melbourne champion.
“It was a shame to have to finish FP1 earlier than we would have liked -– and then not be able to take part in FP2 — because today was an important day for me in terms of getting back up to speed with the car and learning a new layout,” he stated.
“The positives are that I felt I was able to get comfortable quite quickly and that we had a good balance in the car, too.
“It is a disgrace, nevertheless, to not have accomplished extra laps, but it surely was an influence unit challenge and that meant we needed to substitute it.”
The car is expected to be fine for Saturday’s third practice and qualifying, he added.
(With AFP inputs)
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