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    Ferrari consider protest against Vettel

    Well it was all done and dusted, Vettel took the Championship this year however Ferrari are 'evaluating' some footage from the Brazi GP that appears to show Vettel overtaking Vergne under yellow flags.

    If an appeal is launched and successful, Vettel will loose 4 points, which would hand the World Drivers Championship to Alonso by 1 point.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/20531638

    Watch this space.

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    The FIA are considering investigation regardless of a claim by Ferrari.
    Watch this space for sure.

    But I highly doubt the FIA would make such a ruling with the lack of risk involved in the pass, and having such a dramatic effect on the championship placing.
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    0:10-0:15: Yellow flag on right
    0:20-0:25: There is a green flag on the left

    I don't think he will get stripped.

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    Yup you cant argue with the video, he is in yellow flag zone there as by the yellow lights on his steering wheel either side of the digital readouts and he passes before he reaches the next green flag.

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    Was just reading on the YouTube comments on that video and some were saying that he was allowed to do it because his top speed was so much faster than Vergne's and overtook in order to avoid an accident..? I don't know the rules of F1 very much to be honest but that sounds BS to me.

    I think Vettel knew exactly what he was doing but went too fast too soon I believe.

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    The rule is the flag does not apply until you pass it so just because there was a green flag ahead does not mean he can overtake. He or anyone else has to wait until he passes the green flag to overtake. If the car has a fault and is rolling to a stop, different story, but as far as I know Vergne was not crashing or breaking down.

    If there is no penalty for this it means its fine for quicker cars to overtake slower cars regardless of the rules.

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    as much as vettel is a good driver (fully deserved last years championship) however he has been very lucky to beat alonso in his 1st and current championship (alsonso stuck behind petrov at abu dubhi in 2010 and this year with the yellow flags issue) ^^ vettel is a brilliant driver when given a good car and at the front of the pack, but i have so much more respect for alonso who time and time again in this season had started midpack and ended up on the podium, with only an average car compared to redbull,

    Would love to see alonso get some justice, i think vettel deserves the penalty here ^^

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    I hate Red Bull and Vettel so i would be over the moon if he looses his championship and i do like Alonso, Ferrari is my 2nd team so even better if Alonso can take it off him

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    Helps to be the golden boy hey? If that was Hamilton he'd have a season ban and stripped of the title minimum.

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