Vettel escapes with reprimand


Sebastian Vettel will keep pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix after the stewards decided to just reprimand him.

Vettel's pole was in doubt after he was summoned by the stewards for allegedly blocking championship leader Fernando Alonso during the final moments of Q3, when the Spaniard was arriving at the chicane.

Having talked to both drivers and analysed videos of the incident, the steward decided to reprimand Vettel, but he is allowed to start from first position on Sunday.

Alonso was seventh in qualifying.

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