Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber has vehemently denied that he ignored the marshals during the recently concluded Singapore Grand Prix. He has mentioned that things are not as being made up to be and he vehemently denies that he was told by the marshals to not walk on the race track during last weekend’s race.
The Australian had to retire during the last lap of the race and was left stranded on Turn Seven of the track before he walked back to the track and took a lift from Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso back to the pit lane. The governing body of Formula 1, the FIA has, however, stated that the race marshals had vehemently warned the Australian to not go back to the track.
However, according to Mark Webber, that was not the case. He posted a tweet on the popular social networking website Twitter recently where he stated that he had had absolutely no interaction with the race officials after the fire in his car was put out.
The Red Bull Racing driver, who will be leaving the team at the end of the season, had to retire from the race after his car ran out of water and the engine caught fire, prompting the marshals to rush to the scene and douse the flames. It was Alonso who stopped his car to give a life to Webber back to the pit lanes and the cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton had to weave past his car to avoid hitting it while the Australian jumped onto the side pod.
Both Mark Webber and Alonso were reprimanded by the FIA and because it was the third offense by Webber, he was given a ten grid penalty that will be imposed at the upcoming Korean Grand Prix in a week.
The Red Bull driver Mark Webber has called the Lotus driver Romain Grosjean a first lap nutcase after the Russian crashed into him in the recently concluded Japanese Grand Prix. The 26-year-old Romain Grosjean has been regarded as one of the talented drivers in the F1 paddock this season, but he has had a number of issues with the first laps in the races so far. This has even led to him being suspended for the recently held Italian Grand Prix. However, it seems that he has not learned from his mistakes according to the Red bull team principal Christian Horner.
Mark Webber was taken out of the Japanese Grand Prix by the Lotus driver. After the race, Mark Webber said that the 26-year-old was a first lap nutcase. He has also called the driving by the Russian as pretty embarrassing to say the least. Romain Grosjean has so far taken part in 15 races this season and he has already been involved in seven first lap incidents. As a result of the crash with Mark Webber at the Japanese Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean was given a 10 second stop-go penalty. The driver ultimately retired from the race with only a few laps remaining.
“It’s frustrating. Maybe he needs another holiday. I haven’t seen what happened at the start but the guys confirmed that it was the first-lap nutcase again Grosjean. The rest of us are trying to fight for some decent results each weekend but he is trying to get to the third corner as fast as he can at every race. He needs to have a look at himself. It was completely his fault. How many mistakes can you make? How many times can you make the same error?” said the Australian driver Mark Webber after the Japanese Grand Prix.