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Vettel supports exclusive use of traditional checkered flag

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 should return to using only the traditional checkered flag to signal the end of a race rather than rely on an electronic system as the one that failed at Suzuka. A timing error at the end of last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix displayed the checkered flag on the light panel at the finish line on the penultimate lap of the 53-lap race. The premature end to the race confused teams and drivers and prompted an inquiry by the FIA. F1 implemented the electronic timing system after last year's Canadian Grand Prix, when super model Winnie Harlow was entrusted with waving the checkered flag but was advised to do so two laps earlier than scheduled! Premature finish in...
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