Webber and Alonso reprimanded for taxi ride Red Bull boss Christian Horner over the reprimand for Mark Webber's post-race taxi ride with Fernando Alonso in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Both drivers were given a reprimand for their actions after the race - with Webber punished for going onto the track, while Alonso was dealt with for causing a dangerous situation.
For Webber the reprimand proved costly as, because it was his third of the season, it means he will have a 10-place grid penalty for the Korean Grand Prix.
"It should have been dealt with by a fine or a slap on the wrist," said Horner, when asked by AUTOSPORT for his reaction to the matter.
"Some of the most iconic images I can remember are of Nigel Mansell giving Ayrton Senna a lift home [at the 1991 British Grand Prix - pictured below].
"What is a shame is that it has ended up with a reprimand, which ultimately because it is the third reprimand has ended up with a 10-place penalty.
"Unfortunately the reprimands are now the only thing available to the stewards. Perhaps, in this instance, a talking to the drivers would have sufficed. Ideally a fine would have been better, but I don't believe that is something available to the stewards now.
"It is a shame and frustrating because that puts Mark now on the back foot now in Korea. It is what it is and we certainly can't change it."
Copyright 1999-2013 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without