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"Victory Donuts" are now legal in Formula 1

By Deeq on 20 Feb 2014

You might call it the "Vettel Rule": victory donuts are now legal in Formula 1. After winning a race, the victor can do a donut to celebrate their winning.
In fact, the winning driver can now do an in-car celebration of just about any sort. Stopping on track, picking up the flag, or just about any other creative celebration is now legal--so long as it doesn't endanger fans or officials, "call into question the legality" of the car, or delay the podium ceremony.

The new exception to the rules after a race are likely attributable directly to Sebastian Vettel's antics last year. After winning the Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit last year, Vettel celebrated with a big cloud of donuts. Then he was fined a bit over S$40,000. But then Vettel, joined by his teammate Mark Webber, did donuts after finishing 1-2 at Abu Dhabi--essentially flipping the bird at the FIA's fines.
That left the FIA with the choice of looking like irrelevant, party poopers, or amending the regulations to allow some reasonable demonstrations of the joy of winning. We're glad they finally came around.
Lets hope we get to see some F1 donuts in Singapore this year.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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offergold Feb 20 2014 01:08 AM

I have doubts with Vettel this year, his team like con united liao... 


Celebrating a win is good. But sure will invite controversy. Mark Webber should continue at F1. He have lotsa ideas one. 

drivinghazard Feb 20 2014 10:35 AM

What's wrong with the victory donuts? Let the winner indulge lah

MiniDriVER Feb 21 2014 09:48 AM

So when one wins the race, they are expected to just remain calm, and get out of the car and just bow to the spectators to show their excitement or run around the track? Come on lah. So ridiculous! Victory donuts are alright what. What is wrong with that?????

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