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Indian GP: Sebastian Vettel reprimanded for donuts

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was reprimanded and his Red Bull team fined 25,000 Euro for his post-race title celebrations at the Indian Grand Prix.

The four-time champion elected not to proceed directly to parc ferme as required by the regulations, and instead drove on to the start-finish straight to make clear his delight at his latest success.

He performed a series of donuts before climbing out of the car, kneeling in front of it and then climbing up the catch fencing to throw his gloves in to the crowd.

Having been summoned to see the race stewards to explain his actions, it was decided that the German should be reprimanded and his team fined.

A statement issued by the stewards said: "The driver failed to proceed directly to the post race parc ferme as detailed under article 43.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.

"Due to the special circumstances the Stewards accepted the explanation of the driver.

"The team failed to instruct the driver sufficiently to return directly to post race parc ferme."

The reprimand is the first of the season for Vettel.

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