Webber pays the penalty for Ferrari taxi ride

Mark Webber gets a lift with Fernando Alonso
Mark Webber gets a lift with Fernando Alonso

Mark Webber will take a 10-place grid drop at the Korean Grand Prix after receiving his third reprimand of the season.

After the Australian’s RB9 broke down on the final lap of the Singapore Grand Prix, Webber hopped on the sidepod of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari to get back to the paddock.

But his actions were deemed dangerous by the stewards, as he re-entered the track without permission of the race marshals.

Speaking after his retirement, he said: “Six laps from the end, the guys were getting worried about the car.

“It’s annoying but someone’s had a tougher day than me somewhere and that’s the way it goes.

“I was having to short shift, but then, unlike Monza, we started to lose a lot of power.

“We were just trying to get home at that point but then on the last lap we caught fire.”