Last year, when Sebastian Vettel had just won races and was all out of fucks to give, he celebrated by doing donuts. This cost him $35,000 the first time he did it, so he kept on doing donuts after wins. Everybody approved, everybody liked Seb a little more (even the haters), and everybody liked the FIA a little less (especially those haters).

Now the following rule has been implemented:

"After receiving the end-of-race signal all cars must proceed on the circuit directly to the post race parc ferme without any unnecessary delay, without receiving any object whatsoever and without any assistance (except that of the marshals if necessary).

An exception to Article 30.4 (which states a driver cannot stop on track without a justifiable reason) and to the above will be made for the winning driver who may perform an act of celebration before reaching parc ferme, provided any such act;

-Is performed safely and does not endanger other drivers or officials.
-Does not call into question the legality of his car.
-Does not delay the podium ceremony.

Any classified car which cannot reach the post race parc ferme under its own power will be placed under the exclusive control of the marshals who will take the car to the parc ferme."

Finally, a rule change that makes sense for F1.


[via F1 Times