Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said it was "wrong" for FIA stewards to penalise Sebastian Vettel for his crash in Melbourne a week ago.

Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said it was "wrong" for FIA stewards to penalise Sebastian Vettel for his crash in Melbourne a week ago.

The F1 chief executive did not travel to Australia last week, but he has arrived at Sepang for round two, where his favourite driver Vettel will drop ten places down the grid.

Ecclestone, 78, said the Red Bull driver's penalty for colliding with BMW's Robert Kubica was not deserved.

"It was wrong," the Briton told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. "The poor guy is punished for an accident. He lost third place.

"If the rule is that you get punished for a collision with another driver, then soon we will have no more fights," said Ecclestone.

"We want to see more wheel-to-wheel (duels), not less," he added.

 

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