In order to soften the super-soft tires, the German rider headed for the car in changing conditions during the second part of the qualification. In a tougher mix, he wanted to advance Kimi Räikkönen in the final round and gain an advantage in the first part of the race.
But at the entrance of the box lane, it was directed by the commissioners to check-out. Before that, the cone Vettel pushed out of the front wing signaled to hurry to clean it, then. The engine was running and with a gradual shift, the FIA representative stood directly in front of the vehicle while trying to accelerate this action.
FIA Technical Delegate Jo Bauer According to Autosport, the situation was gathered by Vettel "refused to shut down the engine" and the car running on the scales with motor pushed, which "complex to provide a stable result". Vettel continued to discourage his dissatisfaction with another FIA employee. The Ferrari pilot came out of the scales by helping himself. "Ruined".
"As the driver does not comply with the instructions and continues to halt the execution of the weighing procedure, I inform the Commission to consider this matter" said Bauer. Sebastian Vettel was then called on the rug before the race committee because it was claimed that the sport rules (item number 29.1.a.i.i.i) required to stop the engine during the weighing, and 12.1.1.i (the instructions of the relevant authorities were not followed for the safe and orderly conduct of the action).
Following a qualification that Vettele's tires were successful until the start of the race, and finally qualifying behind Lewis Hamilton, the Ferrari driver didn't mean much about the above event.
"I guess it's better not to say anything!" said Sebastian Vettel. "When the conditions change, they should not call us, I think it is unfair to call someone, I wanted to speed them up."
– Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) November 10, 2018
FIA Commissioners' official position:
"The members of the commission watched the video from the camera camera and the camera at the camera track, looked at the telemetry of the engine, and heard the number 5 car driver (Sebastian Vettel) and the team representative.
The Commissioners were firstly 29.1.a.i. article. Since the driver stopped at the FIA garage and finally stopped the engine, these were normally fulfilled in the procedure at an expected time and weight, but these requirements met the requirements of the rule and did not detect a violation of this article.
However, the authorities inform the bikers about the weights to carry out the weighing procedure in an appropriate and safe manner, without the possibility of damaging the weights.
Members of the Commission realized that the driver did not stop the engine when an official was on the engine and settled in a cone to prevent the driver from reaching the scales later on. In the meantime, it was advised for an officer to stand in front of the car to stop, while an attendant forced him to drive away when he came to the heavy to avoid it. Then he switched off the engine.
After weight was measured, he didn't expect the authorities to get him on the scales, and while the brokers had assumed that he had misunderstood the instructions of the clerks, they had him restarted and left the scales that were not in the procedure, as this could damage the weight. He did it. Although no one has been put into the car behind the vehicle, although the brokers acknowledge that the driver is not carelessly weighed, what exactly is the procedure is determined to prevent damage to the balance or potentially dangerous situation.
He found that the driver had not been following the instructions of the relevant authorities and had been assigned to him in order for the incident to be carried out safely and properly. warning and 25 thousand euros fine. The participants were advised that Article 15.1 of the FIA International Sports Code and the Rules of Procedure of the Court have the right to challenge the decisions of the Commission in accordance with Article 9.1.1 and the relevant time period in accordance with the Discipline.