Webber not keen on new podium procedures

Nov.17 (GMM) Mark Webber has admitted he is no fan of the new podium procedures in 2012.

This year, the top three drivers stand on an elaborate new podium featuring electronic flags and are then interviewed live by a former driver, like Niki Lauda or David Coulthard.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

But in Abu Dhabi recently, Coulthard had to apologise to the fans beneath the podium when both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel swore.

"I am 50-50 on that," Webber, Vettel's Red Bull teammate, said when asked about the podium interviews.

"It's difficult to control your emotions because you're full of adrenaline, you're excited."

The Australian admitted he was "pissed off" after winning at Silverstone earlier this year when he had to share the podium with "a thousand dignitaries".

"Apart from that you also need real flags. The electronic flags look rubbish," said Webber.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen , Niki Lauda , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing , Lotus F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags raikkonen, red bull, vettel, webber