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Webber pays dearly for Alonso taxi ride

Sunday 22nd September 2013

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Webber pays dearly for Alonso taxi ride

Webber pays dearly for Alonso taxi ride

Fernando Alonso may have done Mark Webber a favour by giving him a lift in Singapore, but it has cost the latter dearly.

Webber was running in fourth position and still in the hunt for a possible podium place when he was forced to park his Red Bull at Turn 7 on the penultimate at the Marina Bay street circuit after smoke started coming out of the back of his car.

He was then given a lift back to the pits by Fernando Alonso, who finished second behind Sebastian Vettel, with the Australian sitting on the side of the Spaniard's Ferrari on the lift back to the garage.

Although it was seen as a kind gesture by just about everyone else, the move hasn't gone down well with the stewards and both drivers have been reprimanded with Webber's coming at a cost.

As it's the Australian's third offence of the year, he received a 10-place grid penalty for the Korean Grand Prix.

Webber broke article 30.9(b) of the sporting regulations which states he "entered the track without the marshal's permission between the commencement of the formation lap and the time when the last car enters parc ferme".

Alonso, meanwhile, "drove the car in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person.

"In this case, two cars had to take avoiding action as a result."

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