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09/22/13
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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."

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