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FIA admits they requested fire truck
Sunday 06th October 2013, 14:55 by TF1T Staff
The FIA has admitted it called for a fire truck to attend the scene of Mark Webber's flame engulfed RB9, believing the fire was getting out of control of the marshals and required additional support.
However the governing body did not expect a vehicle from turn two to attend the incident and certainly didn't expect it to enter the track ahead of the leaders.
Race director Charlie Whiting will await a report from the race organisers before an investigation is conducted and whether changes should be put in place to avoid a repeat.
Speaking about the incident, race winner Sebastian Vettel admitted it was a surprise to see the truck ahead rather than the safety car - which later joined the track.
"It wasn't quite clear that it was the safety car but then the safety car board was flashing and I lifted... and obviously saw that there was another car on the track," said the German.
No action is expected to be taken against the Korean organisers or marshals after white flags, to warn the drivers, were waved.
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