The German driver drove in his car under different conditions during the second qualifying round on the boxes to overcome the soft soft tires. On a difficult combination, he wanted to use Kimi Räikkönen to move to the final round and gain advantage in the first part of the race.
But immediately at the entrance to the carriage box, the check-outs commissioned him. Before that, the tire, which Vettel pushed from the front wing, showed that he was trying to clean it, he was at that time. The engine ran and, with gradual shift, tried to speed up this action, while the FIA representative stood in front of the car.
Technical delegate of the FIA Jo Bauer according to Autosport, the situation was summed up by Vettel "refused to turn off the engine" and the car was pushed to the scooter with a moving engine, which is "complicated to ensure a stable result", Vettel continued to show his dissatisfaction, blocking another FIA employee. The Ferrari pilot came out of self-help scales, which was according to Bauer "Ruined".
"Since the rider did not follow the instructions and continued to discontinue the weighing procedure, I will pass it on to the commissioners for consideration" said Bauer. Sebastian Vettel was then summoned to the carpet before the race committee because he allegedly violated the rules of sports referred to in Article 29.1a (i) (need to disengage engines during weighing) and 12.1.1.i (non-compliance with relevant officers' instructions for safe and orderly execution of the action).
After finishing the qualification in which Vettele achieved a strategic tire choice at the start of the race and finally finished behind Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari did not want to express too much about the event.
"I think it's better not to say anything!" He said Sebastian Vettel. "They should not call us when the conditions change, I think it is unfair when someone calls, I wanted to speed them up."
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Official Position of FIA Commissioner:
"The commissioners watched the video from the cameras in the box and the box camera circle, looked at engine telemetry and heard car driver No.5 (Sebastian Vettel) and representative of the team.
The Commissioners first considered whether there had been a violation of Article 29.1.a. As the rider stopped at the FIA garage and eventually stopped the engine, though not normally expected in the process and weight gained, these elements meet the requirements of the rules and this commissioner did not find a violation of this article.
Officials, however, point the weight to the weighers to carry out the weighing procedure in an appropriate and safe manner, without the possibility of weighing the weights.
The commissioners noticed that the driver did not stop the engine when he was a clerk in the rankings and he was tossed into a cone set to prevent the driver from reaching the scales, which he did then. At this point he was an advisor to an officer standing in front of the car to stop, and the officer forced him to leave the road when he came to the mass to avoid him. Then he turned off the engine.
Once weighing the weight, he did not wait for the officials to move from the ladder, and the commissioners agreed that he might have misunderstood the instructions of the officer, restarted the car and stepped out of the ladder, which is not in process because it could damage the weights that he did. Although no one was thrown into the car behind the car, and although the commissioners admit that the driver did not strive ruthlessly, the process is being set up precisely to prevent damage to the balance or potentially dangerous situation, which is exactly what caused it.
The commissioners found that the driver did not follow the instructions of the relevant officers for the safe and proper conduct of the event and gave him warning and a fine of 25,000 euros, Participants are advised to have the right to appeal against the decisions of the Commissioner in accordance with Article 15 of the FIA International Sport Law and Article 9.1.1 of the Rules of Court and Disciplinary within the deadline.