Date: 31st October 2016 at 5:57pm
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The FIA are yet to make a formal comment on Sebastian Vettel’s radio comments during the Mexican Grand Prix.

However Vettel former team principal at Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner believes that the German driver will face sanction for his comments.

The former four-time Formula One World Champion was furious after he felt he had been wronged by Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the race in Mexico.

Verstappen had locked a brake going into turn one and took to the grass to maintain his position.

Not only did Verstappen not surrender the position, but it also backed Vettel into Ricciardo which in turn saw Vettel illegally move in the braking zone defend his position.

Whilst still complaining about Verstappen over team radio, Vettel told Formula One race director Charlie Whiting to ‘****’ off, repeatedly.

‘Of course, in the heat of the moment there is always going to be emotion from the driver, In other sports, I am sure if football players had microphones on, then the language would be an awful lot bluer than what is going on out on track. Horner told motorsport.com.

‘But in any sport, what you cannot do is give abuse to the referee essentially. So, I would be surprised if that went unreprimanded.’

On the point of Vettel never behaving like that whilst within the Red Bull family he added: ‘It is not an attribute that he had when he drove for us, Obviously his frustration is vocalising, and everyone can hear that.’

Vettel later went to apologise to Whiting, but despite both Verstappen and Vettel receiving time penalties for the incidents mentioned, there has been no word on the radio comments which had been broadcast on the world feed by FOM.

 

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