Drivers query safety car delay


Quite a lot of drivers have expressed concern on the delay in deploying the security automobile following Max Verstappen’s crash on Sunday.

As soon as the Pink Bull got here to a halt after struggling a blow-out on the principle straight which despatched it crashing into the obstacles, it was over a minute earlier than race management deployed the security automobile, opting to halt the race utterly three laps later.

Quite a lot of drivers have expressed concern on the delay.

“That’s a joke, that’s a joke,” shouted Charles Leclerc over the radio within the moments after the crash. “Put the f****** security automobile out right away, why are they ready?”

Talking after the race, the Ferrari driver mentioned: “For me it was clear that I’d cease pushing with a crash like this. It’s in the course of the straight so it was fairly harmful.

“It took longer than what I anticipated,” he continued. “That’s it. However I feel all of the drivers have been stunned the identical method.”

The teenager mentioned he intends elevating the problem on the drivers’ briefing at Paul Ricard subsequent week.

“The security automobile factor I’ll undoubtedly carry up,” he mentioned, “simply to grasp why it took a bit longer than usually. That will likely be a degree I elevate.”

“Usually when there’s such an enormous accident, first there’s a double yellow, after which straightaway seconds after there’s a security automobile,” added Ferrari teammate, Carlos Sainz.

“At present, it took, I feel it was thirty seconds, one minute, for the security automobile to be deployed, and we needed to undergo a really heavy accident in solely yellow flag circumstances.”

“I used to be questioning somewhat bit why it took so lengthy when Max had the shunt, for the security automobile to come back out,” mentioned Sebastian Vettel, a director of the GRand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation.

“It was fairly clear that he was standing in the course of the monitor and it took somewhat bit lengthy however we are going to see. We’ll discover out why.”


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