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Gasly penalised

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08/07/2018

Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly has been handed a 5s time penalty for the late collision with Sergio Perez during today's British Grand Prix.

The pair were battling hard in the closing laps following the second safety car, and touched as they battled for tenth.

Both drivers were called before the stewards who felt that Gasly’s manoeuvers were generally reasonable, and that he was attempting to make a good racing pass, while Perez left him sufficient room throughout.

However, the Frenchman touched the sausage kerb at the apex of Turn 16 which caused him to collide with Perez. This subsequently forced the Force India off the track on his left before Turn 17 and severely compromised his ability to race through Turns 17 and 18, and Gasly was thus able to pass the Mexican.

The Stewards determined that Gasly was wholly or predominantly to blame, and while the collision was light it led directly to the pass.

Consequently, the Stewards ordered a 5 second penalty which dropped Gasly from tenth to thirteenth and promoted Perez to the final points scoring position.

In addition, Gasly was handed 2 penalty points on his licence bringing his 12-month total to 4.

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1. Posted by chessedflag, 09/07/2018 17:39

"also the substantiation of this penalty, remember 1 week ago, the small hit that verstappen gave to kimi had the direct outcome of passing him and at the end, race win"

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2. Posted by Mugmug, 08/07/2018 20:18

"I can remember the years when I would get up at 4 AM to watch the races, and would travel to Europe to see the races live ( spending thousands for the travel, hotels, and tickets). My interests started waning the last few years. Why? because of ridiculous regulations and inconsistent penalties and particularly the idiotic tire requirements all of which in my opinion detract from world class drivers racing hard to try and win a race or get points. Now, I don't even watch the races and will go to a website to get a recap.
These drivers are not machines! In my view if a driver doesn't get involved in a little skirmish like Gasly or Raikkonen, they are not trying hard enough! Every time a driver locks up he's going to get penalized in the near future. You might as well have robots driving these cars. F1 needs a complete overhaul of the rules AND the rule makers."

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