close global

Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • ES-MX
  • US
  • GB
F1 stars urge FIA to implement infamous SCHUMACHER RULE in Monaco

F1 stars urge FIA to implement infamous SCHUMACHER RULE in Monaco

F1 stars urge FIA to implement infamous SCHUMACHER RULE in Monaco

F1 stars urge FIA to implement infamous SCHUMACHER RULE in Monaco

A number of drivers in the F1 paddock have urged the FIA to make a major change for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Monaco is one of the most anticipated race weekend’s on the F1 calendar, the historic circuit a true test of a drivers’ skill around the tight and twisty corners.

READ MORE: FIA punishes F1 star for breaking SAME rule for second week running

The greatest to ever compete in F1 have all demonstrated their impeccable qualities in Monte-Carlo, with Ayrton Senna winning the Monaco Grand Prix six times- more than any other driver.

However, it is easy to make an error around Monaco, and red flags are a frequent occurrence during the grand prix.

Ayrton Senna has the most wins around Monaco
McLaren have unveiled a special livery dedicated to Senna for Monaco

Should the FIA make red flag changes?

Red flags have been exploited in the past in Monaco, with some causing incidents on purpose, preventing a fair fight for pole position.

The most famous example of this came in 2006, when Michael Schumacher was adjudged to have deliberately 'overshot' a corner at the end of qualifying, bringing out yellow flags and preventing any of his rivals from beating his then-fastest time.

However, the stewards subsequently stripped him of his pole position and sent him to the back of the grid for his unsporting action.

F1 stars, including Carlos Sainz and George Russell, have raised the issue that will be discussed in this Friday’s driver briefing.

The drivers have called for lap times to be deleted if drivers bring out a red flag, in aim to prevent unsporting behaviour.

READ MORE: Wolff in stark admission over key Mercedes figures 'wanting' to LEAVE

Carlos Sainz demands stricter punishment for those who bring out a red flag in Monaco qualifying

"There have been very clear cases in street circuits where, between us drivers, we've spotted people on purpose generating red flags," Sainz said according to Motorsport.com.

"The FIA hasn't been maybe as convinced about them being on purpose, because as drivers we know what's on purpose and what's not. So, it will be interesting to see what approach they take into this weekend.

"It's always a topic around Monaco. I just hope that for the benefit of the show and the fair play and fair racing, we all go out there in Q1 and Q3, giving it all without taking unnecessary risks."

READ MORE: FIA announce PUNISHMENT for Red Bull F1 star

Related

McLaren FIA Michael Schumacher Monaco Grand Prix Ayrton Senna
Red Bull star reveals SURPRISE UK city boosts Monaco preparation
Latest F1 News

Red Bull star reveals SURPRISE UK city boosts Monaco preparation

  • Yesterday 21:57
Exciting F1 plans to improve Monaco GP emerge - but problems identified
Latest F1 News

Exciting F1 plans to improve Monaco GP emerge - but problems identified

  • June 1, 2024 16:55
  • 2
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Ontdek het op Google Play