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THE FIA'S STATEMENT IN FULL
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2017-07-03 18:36:16 UTC
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THE FIA'S STATEMENT IN FULL
Following an incident at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix involving a
collision between Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) and Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton),
Sebastian Vettel was today invited to attend a meeting at the FIA's
Paris headquarters. He was accompanied by his Team Principal Maurizio
Arrivabene. He reviewed the incident together with a panel comprised of
FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, FIA General Secretary for
Sport Peter Bayer, FIA Formula One World Championship Race Director
Charlie Whiting and FIA Formula One World Championship Deputy Race
Director and FIA Safety Director Laurent Mekies.

During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver. Sebastian Vettel also had three penalty points
applied to his FIA Superlicence, taking his current total to nine.

However, while respecting the Stewards' decision, the FIA remained
deeply concerned by the wider implications of the incident, firstly
through the impact such behaviour may have on fans and young competitors
worldwide and secondly due to the damage such behaviour may cause to the
FIA's image and reputation of the sport.

Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data
evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full
responsibility.

Sebastian Vettel extended his sincere apologies to the FIA and the wider
motor sport family. He additionally committed to devote personal time
over the next 12 months to educational activities across a variety of
FIA championships and events, including in the FIA Formula 2
Championship, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, at an FIA Formula
4 Championship to be defined and at the FIA Stewards' seminar. Due to
this incident, President Jean Todt instructed that no road safety
activities should be endorsed by Sebastian Vettel until the end of this
year.

The FIA notes this commitment, the personal apology made by Sebastian
Vettel and his pledge to make that apology public. The FIA also notes
that Scuderia Ferrari is aligned with the values and objectives of the FIA.

In light of these developments, FIA President Jean Todt decided that on
this occasion the matter should be closed.

Nevertheless, in noting the severity of the offence and its potential
negative consequences, FIA President Todt made it clear that should
there be any repetition of such behaviour, the matter would immediately
be referred to the FIA International Tribunal for further investigation.

Commenting on the outcome of today's meeting, FIA President Jean Todt
said: 'Top level sport is an intense environment in which tempers can
flare. However, it is the role of top sportsmen to deal with that
pressure calmly and to conduct themselves in a manner that not only
respects the regulations of the sport but which befits the elevated
status they enjoy.

'Sportsmen must be cognisant of the impact their behaviour can have on
those who look up to them. They are heroes and role models and to
millions of fans worldwide and must conduct themselves accordingly.'
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Martin Harran
2017-07-03 19:43:23 UTC
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THE FIA'S STATEMENT IN FULL
Following an incident at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix involving a
collision between Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) and Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton),
Sebastian Vettel was today invited to attend a meeting at the FIA's
Paris headquarters. He was accompanied by his Team Principal Maurizio
Arrivabene. He reviewed the incident together with a panel comprised of
FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, FIA General Secretary for
Sport Peter Bayer, FIA Formula One World Championship Race Director
Charlie Whiting and FIA Formula One World Championship Deputy Race
Director and FIA Safety Director Laurent Mekies.
During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver. Sebastian Vettel also had three penalty points
applied to his FIA Superlicence, taking his current total to nine.
However, while respecting the Stewards' decision, the FIA remained
deeply concerned by the wider implications of the incident, firstly
through the impact such behaviour may have on fans and young competitors
worldwide and secondly due to the damage such behaviour may cause to the
FIA's image and reputation of the sport.
Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data
evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full
responsibility.
Sebastian Vettel extended his sincere apologies to the FIA and the wider
motor sport family. He additionally committed to devote personal time
over the next 12 months to educational activities across a variety of
FIA championships and events, including in the FIA Formula 2
Championship, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, at an FIA Formula
4 Championship to be defined and at the FIA Stewards' seminar. Due to
this incident, President Jean Todt instructed that no road safety
activities should be endorsed by Sebastian Vettel until the end of this
year.
The FIA notes this commitment, the personal apology made by Sebastian
Vettel and his pledge to make that apology public. The FIA also notes
that Scuderia Ferrari is aligned with the values and objectives of the FIA.
In light of these developments, FIA President Jean Todt decided that on
this occasion the matter should be closed.
Nevertheless, in noting the severity of the offence and its potential
negative consequences, FIA President Todt made it clear that should
there be any repetition of such behaviour, the matter would immediately
be referred to the FIA International Tribunal for further investigation.
Commenting on the outcome of today's meeting, FIA President Jean Todt
said: 'Top level sport is an intense environment in which tempers can
flare. However, it is the role of top sportsmen to deal with that
pressure calmly and to conduct themselves in a manner that not only
respects the regulations of the sport but which befits the elevated
status they enjoy.
'Sportsmen must be cognisant of the impact their behaviour can have on
those who look up to them. They are heroes and role models and to
millions of fans worldwide and must conduct themselves accordingly.'
I don't belong to the tinfoil hat brigade but I can't help wondering
if the driver would have got off so lightly if it wasn't a red car :(
C***@Invisible.man
2017-07-03 20:13:35 UTC
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On Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:43:23 +0100, Martin Harran
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THE FIA'S STATEMENT IN FULL
Following an incident at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix involving a
collision between Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) and Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton),
Sebastian Vettel was today invited to attend a meeting at the FIA's
Paris headquarters. He was accompanied by his Team Principal Maurizio
Arrivabene. He reviewed the incident together with a panel comprised of
FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, FIA General Secretary for
Sport Peter Bayer, FIA Formula One World Championship Race Director
Charlie Whiting and FIA Formula One World Championship Deputy Race
Director and FIA Safety Director Laurent Mekies.
During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver. Sebastian Vettel also had three penalty points
applied to his FIA Superlicence, taking his current total to nine.
However, while respecting the Stewards' decision, the FIA remained
deeply concerned by the wider implications of the incident, firstly
through the impact such behaviour may have on fans and young competitors
worldwide and secondly due to the damage such behaviour may cause to the
FIA's image and reputation of the sport.
Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and data
evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full
responsibility.
Sebastian Vettel extended his sincere apologies to the FIA and the wider
motor sport family. He additionally committed to devote personal time
over the next 12 months to educational activities across a variety of
FIA championships and events, including in the FIA Formula 2
Championship, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, at an FIA Formula
4 Championship to be defined and at the FIA Stewards' seminar. Due to
this incident, President Jean Todt instructed that no road safety
activities should be endorsed by Sebastian Vettel until the end of this
year.
The FIA notes this commitment, the personal apology made by Sebastian
Vettel and his pledge to make that apology public. The FIA also notes
that Scuderia Ferrari is aligned with the values and objectives of the FIA.
In light of these developments, FIA President Jean Todt decided that on
this occasion the matter should be closed.
Nevertheless, in noting the severity of the offence and its potential
negative consequences, FIA President Todt made it clear that should
there be any repetition of such behaviour, the matter would immediately
be referred to the FIA International Tribunal for further investigation.
Commenting on the outcome of today's meeting, FIA President Jean Todt
said: 'Top level sport is an intense environment in which tempers can
flare. However, it is the role of top sportsmen to deal with that
pressure calmly and to conduct themselves in a manner that not only
respects the regulations of the sport but which befits the elevated
status they enjoy.
'Sportsmen must be cognisant of the impact their behaviour can have on
those who look up to them. They are heroes and role models and to
millions of fans worldwide and must conduct themselves accordingly.'
I don't belong to the tinfoil hat brigade but I can't help wondering
if the driver would have got off so lightly if it wasn't a red car :(
Two things played very largely in his favor, he was driving a Ferrari
AND the offense was committed against Lewis Hamilton.
~misfit~
2017-07-04 02:16:17 UTC
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THE FIA'S STATEMENT IN FULL
Following an incident at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix involving a
collision between Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) and Car 44 (Lewis
Hamilton), Sebastian Vettel was today invited to attend a meeting at
the FIA's
Paris headquarters. He was accompanied by his Team Principal Maurizio
Arrivabene. He reviewed the incident together with a panel comprised
of FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker, FIA General
Secretary for Sport Peter Bayer, FIA Formula One World Championship
Race Director Charlie Whiting and FIA Formula One World Championship
Deputy Race Director and FIA Safety Director Laurent Mekies.
During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver. Sebastian Vettel also had three penalty points
applied to his FIA Superlicence, taking his current total to nine.
However, while respecting the Stewards' decision, the FIA remained
deeply concerned by the wider implications of the incident, firstly
through the impact such behaviour may have on fans and young
competitors worldwide and secondly due to the damage such behaviour
may cause to the FIA's image and reputation of the sport.
Following detailed discussion and further examination of video and
data evidence related to the incident, Sebastian Vettel admitted full
responsibility.
Sebastian Vettel extended his sincere apologies to the FIA and the
wider motor sport family. He additionally committed to devote
personal time
over the next 12 months to educational activities across a variety of
FIA championships and events, including in the FIA Formula 2
Championship, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, at an FIA
Formula 4 Championship to be defined and at the FIA Stewards'
seminar. Due to
this incident, President Jean Todt instructed that no road safety
activities should be endorsed by Sebastian Vettel until the end of
this year.
The FIA notes this commitment, the personal apology made by Sebastian
Vettel and his pledge to make that apology public. The FIA also notes
that Scuderia Ferrari is aligned with the values and objectives of the FIA.
In light of these developments, FIA President Jean Todt decided that
on this occasion the matter should be closed.
Nevertheless, in noting the severity of the offence and its potential
negative consequences, FIA President Todt made it clear that should
there be any repetition of such behaviour, the matter would
immediately
be referred to the FIA International Tribunal for further
investigation.
Commenting on the outcome of today's meeting, FIA President Jean Todt
said: 'Top level sport is an intense environment in which tempers can
flare. However, it is the role of top sportsmen to deal with that
pressure calmly and to conduct themselves in a manner that not only
respects the regulations of the sport but which befits the elevated
status they enjoy.
'Sportsmen must be cognisant of the impact their behaviour can have
on those who look up to them. They are heroes and role models and to
millions of fans worldwide and must conduct themselves accordingly.'
I don't belong to the tinfoil hat brigade but I can't help wondering
if the driver would have got off so lightly if it wasn't a red car :(
[Replying to you Martin as I don't see posts by 'period'.]

I think that in part the FIA just wanted Vettel to give up on the stupid
denial crap and got what they wanted. I can't help but think that if Vettel
had 'owned' the incident right after he got out of the car this further
action wouldn't have happened.
--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
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2017-07-04 02:22:03 UTC
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[Replying to you Martin as I don't see posts by 'period'.]
Here is a post. Fuck off Stupid.
Martin Harran
2017-07-03 19:45:44 UTC
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On Mon, 3 Jul 2017 13:36:16 -0500, "." <***@dot.com> wrote:
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During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver.
I was also surprised by this, I didn't realise that there was no
penalty in between the two ... but then again, maybe there shouldn't
be!

[...]
Phil Carmody
2017-07-04 08:58:07 UTC
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[...]
Post by .
During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver.
I was also surprised by this, I didn't realise that there was no
penalty in between the two ... but then again, maybe there shouldn't
be!
[...]
Fine him 100 million for bringing the sport into disrepute?

Phil
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In order for there to be rights, there must be wrongs - if you want to
get rid of wrongs, which great leaders do, you *must* get rid of rights.
~misfit~
2017-07-04 12:47:13 UTC
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Post by .
During the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stewards officiating at the event
issued a 10-second stop-and-go penalty to Sebastian Vettel, the most
severe penalty immediately applicable before displaying a black flag
notice to the driver.
I was also surprised by this, I didn't realise that there was no
penalty in between the two ... but then again, maybe there shouldn't
be!
[...]
Fine him 100 million for bringing the sport into disrepute?
Ha! Exactly. Basically they make it up as they go along - after checking on
the wind direction.
--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
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