Mazepin penalised for holding up leader Perez despite late warning by team · RaceFans


Nikita Mazepin was given the primary penalty level on his Components 1 licence for holding up race chief Sergio Perez throughout the Portuguese Grand Prix.

An unimpressed Perez branded his rival an “fool” on the radio after being compelled to sluggish to keep away from contact at flip three.

The stewards famous Mazepin’s Haas staff had been sluggish to warn him in regards to the race chief looming in his mirrors. Nonetheless, he was given a five-second time penalty and a degree on his licence for the incident.

“Automobile 9 [Mazepin] had simply departed the pits with automotive 11 [Perez] approaching down the primary straight. Automobile 9 become the apex of flip three whereas automotive 11 was trying to overhaul on the within on the entrance to the nook. Automobile 11 was compelled to desert the go and lock as much as keep away from a collision.

“Whereas not mitigating the breach of the rules, the stewards word that Automobile 9 didn’t have a radio warning in time to react.”

Mazepin went on to complete the race in nineteenth place, unaffected by the influence of his penalty.

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