Pierre Gasly ATTACKS the FIA for going easy on Kevin Magnussen, urges for ‘black and white’ rules

Pierre Gasly bashes the FIA for not having concrete ways of implementing rules.


Pierre Gasly ATTACKS the FIA for going easy on Kevin Magnussen, urges for ‘black and white’ rules

Pierre Gasly (via Imago)

Pierre Gasly finished in a positive P6 at the Singapore GP. The Frenchman was caught in a battle against Kevin Magnussen and claims the Haas driver pushed him off the track on multiple instances. Gasly criticised the FIA for not penalising Magnussen and cites his previous penalties for his disappointment.

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Gasly had incurred a 6-place grid penalty at the Spanish Grand Prix. The penalty was given for ‘impeding another driver on track’. Gasly claims that instance was ‘way less’ than that of Magnussen at the Singapore GP.

“I just asked if he can push someone off the race track when I’m going to pass him, I’m going to give him a little nudge and do the same. I’m not going to open the topic – it’s just, make it black and white”, said Gasly. He added, “I don’t fully understand the regulation. I read the regulations, I know the regulations, but then it doesn’t always translate to what happens on the track.”

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Martin Brundle claims AlphaTauri saving Red Bull from penalty is a ‘sporting disappointment’

Red Bull’s frontman, Max Verstappen to impeded Yuki Tsunoda’s hot lap during qualifying. The FIA noted the incident and scheduled to hold a hearing regarding a possible penalty against Verstappen.

Martin Brundle (via Planet F1)
Martin Brundle (via Planet F1)

Apparently, AlphaTauri didn’t even bother sending a representative to the hearing. Martin Brundle critiques this move. “Quite how Max Verstappen didn’t also get a penalty for impeding Yuki Tsunoda in qualifying when considering other penalties applied this season was a great surprise to many in the paddock.”

FIA later revealed that Max Verstappen was not penalized. Brundle termed the whole affair – ‘A sporting disappointment’.

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