Vettel sorry for dropping f-bomb

Saturday 10th November 2012

Share:

Vettel sorry for dropping f-bomb

Vettel sorry for dropping f-bomb

Sebastian Vettel has apologised for swearing during the podium interview in Abu Dhabi, which was broadcast live.

Finishing third after a thrilling grand prix that saw the Red Bull driver start from the pit lane, a joyous Vettel said there was "obviously a chance to f*** it up and we didn't do that."

The German's cussing came just minutes after race winner Kimi Raikkonen also swore during the podium interviews.

Vettel has apologised.

"I'm terribly sorry for using the wrong word on the podium and I'm sorry if I have offended anyone who was watching," said the 25-year-old.

"In the heat of the moment, I didn't use the right words and I apologise. I'll do it better next time."

The two drivers swearing on the podium led to the FIA writing a "friendly" letter to all the teams asking everyone to mind their language.

The letter, written by director of communications Norman Howell, stated that it "shines an unwelcome beam of adverse publicity on their teams and sponsors, the sport and FIA."

Related Links
Drivers warned against cussing

Gallery: Race Day In Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...