Steiner opposed to Q3 IndyCar rule


Haas staff boss, Guenther Steiner admits to being no fan of the proposal to introduce an IndyCar model rule to F1 whereby drivers who crash in qualifying lose their occasions.

The transfer follows the incident in Q3 in Monaco through which Charles Leclerc retained pole place although he subsequently crashed-out that means that his timer couldn’t be crushed. Whereas it’s accepted that the crash was an accident, there may be speak of F1 introducing the rule.

“Like all the pieces when all the pieces arises, the FIA, Components 1 and the groups take a look at all the pieces and think about it on its deserves,” mentioned Michael Masi in Monaco.

“I do know the IndyCar rule, which can also be a rule in a lot of different FIA worldwide collection and home championships world wide,” he added. “We’ll take a look at it, and, along with all the key stakeholders, decide if it is appropriate or not.”

Referring particularly to Leclerc’s crash, he mentioned: “Having seemed it, seemed on the knowledge and likewise listening to the staff communication, I do not assume any driver would go on the market to severely injury their automotive to that diploma, in any circumstance, due to the implications which will come up out of that.”

With the proposal sure to be on the agenda once more this weekend courtesy of the truth that Baku is one other road monitor the place such incidents can occur, not forgetting Sky Sport’s willpower to not let the mater relaxation, Guenther Steiner admits that he’s in opposition to the concept.

“I would not be an enormous fan of that one if it was to be applied,” admits the Italian. “It clearly got here up as a result of Charles Leclerc hit the wall fairly exhausting on his final run in qualifying, however clearly it was not intentional.

“If it had been, the FIA would have seen that,” he continued, “it’s extremely straightforward to see that on the information if anyone’s accomplished one thing deliberately.

“I do not assume there is a want to begin this dialogue. What if as an alternative of a purple flag there was solely a yellow flag and a few individuals decelerate and never some others – will we nonetheless cancel the lap of the man who introduced the yellow out?

“It is labored for a very long time as is, and it is occurred as soon as, particularly in Monaco the place it’s extremely straightforward to crash by the way in which, I do not assume it is an issue we have to repair for the time being.

“It is a part of the chance you’re taking although in the event you exit late in qualifying. If individuals had gone out earlier perhaps it would not have occurred. I believe if anyone does one thing on goal there must be penalties, however this wasn’t the case in Monaco.”


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