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Hulkenberg, Stroll and Sainz given reprimands

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07/09/2019

As the Monza stewards continue to investigate the farce that was the final phase of today's qualifying session, Nico Hulkenberg, Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz have all been given reprimands for "driving unnecessarily slowly".

As part of their investigation, the stewards reviewed video evidence, the GPS data and radio communications of all three drivers in addition to hearing from the drivers and their respective team representatives.

In each case the driver conceded that he drove "unnecessarily slowly" because he wanted to "get a tow" for his qualifying lap, while pointing out that in their opinion other drivers also drove slowly.

Nonetheless, the stewards felt that all three drivers played a significant role in the backing up of cars at a critical stage of the final out lap for Q3, and thereby gave each of them a reprimand, in each case their first of the season.

At the same time, the stewards have "strongly" recommended that the FIA expedites a solution to this type of situation, a view echoed by millions of race fans around the world who rightly feel short-changed by today's shambles.

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1. Posted by husoi, 08/09/2019 14:30

"We have o keep in mind that these are the best weekend drivers in the world... :)"

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2. Posted by Lakota, 07/09/2019 23:29

"Glad I wasn’t one of the people in the stands that paid money to see this farce "

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3. Posted by Tom2681, 07/09/2019 21:24

""while pointing out that in their opinion other drivers also drove slowly"
Note to Carlos: "He did it too" is not a valid defense."

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4. Posted by The stogie, 07/09/2019 19:56

"Now THAT was funny!! Less than three minutes to go and some of the rocket scientists figured they had better get out on the track? The Mensa meeting must have run long!! D'oh."

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