Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has once again defended the events of practice at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, suggesting it is 'unfair' for journalists to criticise 'minor complaints.'
The preparedness of the brand new track has been called into question by fans, pundits and, indeed, some drivers after Carlos Sainz's incident during FP1 led to a full inspection of the track to make sure all drain covers were properly fixed.
As this meant that he exceeded the regulation set amount of parts for the season in some areas, Sainz was hit with a 10-place grid penalty, meaning he will start the race from 12th despite a brilliant qualifying performance.
“It’s harsh when you can’t do anything," Wolff said on the matter. "We had a similar situation with George in Baku, but these are the rules. If you want to have a different outcome, you need to look at how these rules are formulated."
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