Stuck rubbishes Red Bull conspiracy theory
27 June 2012 – The President of the German motor sport association DMSB, Hans-Joachim Stuck has sent a warning to Red Bull after Sebastian Vettel and Dr. Helmut Marko commented that the safety car was used to stop the German driver from dominating the European Grand Prix in Valencia.
Vettel was leading the race by over 20 seconds, when debris from an accident between Vergne and Kovalainen caused the safety car to be deployed. The German believed the decision was made not just to clear debris but also to “break our neck.”
Red Bull Racing adviser Dr. Helmut Marko agreed with Vettel’s theory.
"Vettel was too far ahead and so the field was brought back together," the Austrian told German television. "Just as they do in American racing."
However Stuck has warned both that accusing the FIA of such behaviour could be seen as “unsportsmanlike conduct.”
“Sebastian Vettel should learn to be a good loser,” Stuck told German Eurosport. “It was clear there was debris on the circuit, representing a danger of puncture to the other cars. For that reason, the safety car was justified.”