Stewards clear Russell and Bottas of blame for race-stopping shunt · RaceFans


The Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix stewards have cleared George Russell and Valtteri Bottas of blame for his or her dramatic collision which brought on the race to be stopped.

The pair made contact approaching Tamburello as Russel was making an attempt to overhaul his rival. Each drivers blamed the opposite for the crash.

However after chatting with each and finding out footage of the collision, the stewards deemed it was a racing incident and determined to not penalise both of them.

Russell accused Bottas of violating an settlement between drivers to not make sudden strikes whereas being overtaken. However the stewards dominated each drivers behaved accurately.

“Automotive 63 [Russell] approached automotive 77 [Bottas] to go after the entrance straight just a few laps after the restart when DRS had just lately been enabled,” the stewards defined. “Automotive 77 maintained his line all through the incident alongside the appropriate hand facet of the dry line, leaving not less than a full automotive’s width to the appropriate always.

“Automotive 63 approached with a big velocity benefit. He moved to go on the appropriate. Because the vehicles approached the kink of flip one, the hole between them and the appropriate hand facet of the monitor decreased. At no time did both automotive manoeuvre erratically.

“The monitor gave the impression to be not particularly moist by means of flip one however on the level of closest method to the appropriate hand facet of the monitor, the appropriate hand facet tyres of automotive 63 hit an particularly damp patch and the automotive snap yawed, allowing for that the automotive had low
downforce within the rear with the DRS open.

“The stewards conclude that the accident was a racing incident contemplating the circumstances and take no additional motion.”

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