Webber not a fan of new podium procedures
17 November, 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.
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 that 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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