Pic reprimanded for Vettel near-miss
23 August 2013 – Charles Pic has been reprimanded by the Belgian Grand Prix stewards after coming close to collecting Sebastian Vettel when rejoining the track during second practice.
Having been forced off the track at the Bus Stop chicane by Caterham team-mate Giedo van der Garde, the Frenchman darted back onto the circuit directly ahead of Vettel, leaving the Red Bull driver with little option but to abandon his timed lap.
In a report issued after the session, the stewards explained that the punishment had been handed to Pic for "causing a dangerous situation when rejoining the track."
Pic, who missed the opening practice session while reserve driver Heikki Kovalainen completed mileage, ended the day in 20th position, narrowly behind van der Garde.