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Permane critical of Sprint parc fermé double whammy

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02/05/2023

Alpine sporting director, Alan Permane calls for a rethink of the Sprint regulations after Esteban Ocon was penalised twice for the same 'offence'.

The new rules, only agreed days before the first Sprint of the season, mean that the cars are under parc fermé conditions as soon as they leave their garages on Friday afternoon for qualifying.

Consequently, after his team opted to make changes to his suspension set-up after Saturday's shootout, Ocon was obliged to start both the Sprint and Grand Prix from the pitlane.

"The problem is, if you don't do that, you open up a big loophole where you could set your car up specifically for the Sprint and then have a better car for the race," said Permane, according to Speedcafe.com. "I don't see a way around it.

"We've talked about it in the various sporting meetings we've had between the last race and Azerbaijan," he added. "Of course, this regulation has been pushed through quickly and I don't think it's perfect. I'm sure we've all discovered things that are a little bit imperfect with it over weekend.

"The regulations allow us to change it ahead of the next one in Austria, which I'm sure there will be a few little tweaks to it."

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1. Posted by ian_w, 02/05/2023 10:51

"Having seen this weekend's sprint format , with a standalone sprint, perhaps they just need to go full bore, not that I like the sprints at all, but ... Change the format to a Friday, 30 min FP1 in the morning, shortened sprint quali at 1330, sprint race at 1530. Saturday FP2 in the morning, followed by parque ferme, race qualifying at 1400, race on Sunday at 1400. Makes for a chaotic Friday, but then you can reset for the race. Non-sprint weekend, back to two FP on Fri.



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