Red Bull driver Mark Webber has denied that he was told to not walk on the track by race marshals during last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The Australian retired on the last lap and was stranded at Turn Seven but went on to the track to accept a lift back to the pits from Fernando Alonso.
Governing body the FIA said marshals had told Webber not to go on the track.
But he tweeted on Tuesday: “There was no interaction at all with any track officials after we put the fire out.”
Webber retired after his car ran out of water and the engine caught fire. He ran onto the track to flag down drivers as they completed their slowing-down laps after the race had ended.
Alonso stopped and the Mercedes drivers – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – had to weave to avoid his Ferrari as Webber climbed on the sidepod.
Both drivers were reprimanded and because it is Webber’s third of the year, it triggered an automatic 10-place grid penalty that will be imposed at the Korean Grand Prix.