Vettel's expletive-ridden rant at Whiting

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Sebastian Vettel got hot under the collar in the closing laps of the Mexican Grand Prix, going as far as telling FIA race director Charlie Whiting to ‘f*ck off! Honestly f*ck off!” over the Ferrari team radio.

Running in fourth at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Vettel put third-placed Max Verstappen under increasing pressure, which led the Red Bull driver to locking up on the approach of Turn One and cutting through the grass.

Vettel immediately felt Verstappen should give him third position but the 19-year-old refused to yield, which angered the four-time world champion.

“Move, move, for f*ck’s sake!” Vettel erupted on the Ferrari team radio.

The Scuderia did try to calm its driver down but when told that the incident will be investigated after the race by the FIA, Vettel lost his temper and shouted: “Here is a message for Charlie: "F**k off. Honestly f**k off.”

The German crossed the line in fourth and quickly drew alongside Verstappen to wave his finger in anger.

However, the stewards promptly investigated the case and handed the Dutchman a five-second time penalty, which promoted Vettel to the podium.

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