Vettel won’t face ‘middle finger’ sanctions

Date published: April 4 2012

More used to putting up his index finger after a win, Sebastian Vettel will not be penalised by the FIA for showing the middle one in Sepang…

More used to putting up his index finger after pole or a race win, Sebastian Vettel will not be penalised by the FIA for showing the middle one in Sepang.

Having colliding with Narain Karthikeyan at the Malaysian Grand Prix a frustrated and angry Vettel was seen giving the HRT driver the ‘middle finger’ salute.

This prompted some speculation in the German media that the 24-year-old could face sanctions from the FIA for the disrespectful gesture.

However, an FIA spokesman has denied these reports.

“My understanding is these matters are dealt with by stewards at each Grand Prix,” the spokesman told F1SA. “I am not aware of any other action being contemplated.”