Alonso and Webber reprimanded for lift

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Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber have been reprimanded following an incident on the victory lap where the Spaniard stopped on track to allow Webber to step up on his Ferrari and ride with him to the pits.

While this is the usual procedure, for Mark Webber this has further implications, as this is his third reprimand of the year. As the rules specify, this is converted to a 10-place grid penalty for the next race, in this case being the Korean GP in two weeks time.

Alonso was officially reprimanded for a breach of Article 30.13 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations: "The driver of car 3 drove the car in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person. In this case, two cars had to take avoiding action as a result."

Webber breached Article 30.9 (b) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations: "The driver of car 2 entered the track without the marshal's permission between the commencement of the formation lap and the time when the last car enters parc fermé."

Even though many found it incomprehensible that such a penalty is necessary for a sporty move, a clip showed that Alonso stopped at a somewhat dangerous place, requiring Hamilton and Rosberg to go off track to avoid a collision with either the Ferrari or Webber crossing the track and stepping up on the Ferrari.