Sebastian Vettel had an idea something was wrong, but he didn't want to jeopardize anything, especially the safety of people at the track.
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“I was a bit confused. I told (my team) I don’t think the race is over yet,” Vettel said. “Some of the marshals were already celebrating. ... I was just worried that people don’t jump on the track and start celebrating. We’re still going at full pace.”
The culprit was supermodel Winnie Harlow, who was handed the checkered flag and waved it early, signaling the end of the race. The cars, meanwhile, continued around the track for another lap, despite it not officially counting.
“IT WASNT ME” *Shaggy Voice* when they tell you to wave the flag a lap too early 😂😩😡🏁🏁 but I’m so grateful no one was hurt! 🙏🏽🏎 @F1 pic.twitter.com/2wBmH3SDOP— ♔Winnie Harlow♔ (@winnieharlow) June 10, 2018
Harlow said she was just following instructions.Winnie suffers from a condition called vitiligo, which causes progressive depigmentation of areas of the skin. Reputedly, Michael Jackson had it as well. I was unaware that is was often very symmetrical:
"IT WASN'T ME," she tweeted, accompanied by several emojis. "but I'm so grateful no one was hurt!"
The gaffe didn't have any impact on the race's outcome. Vettel led from start to finish at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in picking up his third win of the season.
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