Sebastian Vettel slated Lewis Hamilton for being "a bit stupid", but come the conclusion of yesterday's German Grand Prix it was the home favourite who emerged as the foolish one.
In front of his fans at Hockenheim, Vettel celebrated finishing runner-up to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who is the first driver this season to win three races.
But around two hours later the 25-year-old was hauled before the stewards and handed a retrospective drive-through penalty which added 20 seconds to his finishing time. Vettel had been found guilty of exceeding track limits following a move on McLaren's Jenson Button on the penultimate lap to move up to second.
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