Solving Formula 1's donut dilemma
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Solving Formula 1's donut dilemma

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Sebastian Vettel delighted F1 fans with his post-race donuts after the Indian GP. The FIA angered those same fans by penalising the newly-crowned champion for it. JONATHAN NOBLE explains why F1 has to find the middle ground

If, as Oscar Wilde famously said, an optimist sees a doughnut and a pessimist sees a hole, then Formula 1 dug itself in to a bit of the latter in India last weekend.

Sebastian Vettel's joyous celebrations on the start-finish straight drew more admiration - and certainly a bigger round of applause in the media centre - than when he crossed the finish line to secure a historic fourth title.

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