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Vettel cleared over post-race donuts

Vettel cleared over post-race donuts
By AutoSport

04/11/2013 at 04:58Updated 04/11/2013 at 20:38

Sebastian Vettel has been given the all-clear by the FIA for his post-race donut celebrations in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Just a week after the German was handed a reprimand, and his team fined €25,000 (£21,000), for his spins on the start-finish straight in India, he staged a repeat after dominating at the Yas Marina circuit.

There had been some fears that his actions could have prompted a fresh investigation by the race stewards, but this was not the case.

The FIA did not act this time because Vettel did comply with the sporting regulations in returning his car to parc ferme - something he had not done in India.

He had also ensured that his donuts took place in a run-off area, away from the track, rather than directly on circuit.

Speaking after the race, Vettel has made it clear that he was confident there would be no punishment.

"I brought the car back," he said. "I stuck to the rules - I hope we can provide a fuel sample because I burned some extra fuel."