FIA set to take action after Sebastian Vettel fires warning about carbon brakes

Sebastian Vettel ended the Austrian Grand Prix in P17 following a tough weekend.

The FIA are set to look at how they can prevent drivers breathing in carbon dust after Sebastian Vettel’s comments following the Austrian Grand Prix.

The four-time world champion had a difficult weekend in Spielberg after he qualified last on Friday having seen his final lap deleted for a track limits infringement.

He was then given a suspended fine for walking out of the drivers’ briefing when they failed to discuss anything of relevance for 20 minutes, and he was ultimately sent out of the sprint race when he was hit by Alex Albon at Turn Six.

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The German would then suffer contact with Pierre Gasly on Sunday – for which the Frenchman was penalised – and he crossed the line 17th at the end of a wretched few days for himself and Aston Martin.

It was the sixth time this year the British side have walked away from a race having failed to score points, and Vettel had a lot of black dust on his face in the media pen after the race just to top it off.

Because of the new design of the front axle this season under the new technical regulations, the brake ducts and depositing dust straight into the drivers’ faces, which is potentially harmful, so the 35-year-old would like to see a change.

“To be honest with you, that is something they need to work on because the design of the brake ducts this year, with the front axle, it is blowing all the brake dust into our faces and it is not good,” Vettel told Sky Sports.

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“Breathing in carbon dust is something that is not really that healthy to breathe in, I hope the FIA looks into this very soon because it is pointless and something that is easy to change.” have reported that the FIA are looking into the issue, and will endeavour to change the design of the brake ducts so that are not dangerous for the drivers.