Red Bull Plays Down Vettel's Hand Injury

By: GMM

Sebastian Vettel is sporting a minor scrape on the palm of his right hand this weekend in Hungary.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing with his hand strapped up
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing with his hand strapped up

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The Red Bull driver, reigning world champion and 2011 championship leader reportedly cut his hand last week.

Television images captured the injury during Friday practice at the Hungaroring, with the 24-year-old's hand wrapped in athletic sporting tape.

"He's making a big fuss about nothing," Red Bull's official Twitter channel 'redbullf1spy' said jokingly. "It's a very, very small cut. A scratch."

The BBC's radio pit reporter agreed that there is "no injury" to the German, who was fifth fastest in afternoon practice in Budapest.

"It will be a tough one," said Vettel after Friday's 180 minutes of practice.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing
Tags red bull, vettel