Red Bull pleased to move on from row
30 November 2012 – Red Bull says it is pleased, but not surprised that it has no case to answer over Sebastian Vettel's alleged yellow flag overtake in Brazil, with governing body the FIA confiming the pass was legal. Although the German's Lap 4 move on Jean-Éric Vergne came after a yellow flag board, a waved green flag preceded the maneuver.
"We are pleased, but not surprised, that the FIA has confirmed there is no case to answer regarding the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix," read a statement issued on the Milton Keynes-based outfit's official website.
"We are extremely proud of Sebastian’s incredible achievement and his third historic title, which makes him the youngest ever triple world champion."
The FIA's clarification fully confirms Vettel as the sport's youngest ever triple World Champion, with the German also one of only three men to win three successive titles, following in the footsteps of Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher.