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FIA challenge Red Bull over Perez radio claim

FIA challenge Red Bull over Perez radio claim

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FIA challenge Red Bull over Perez radio claim

FIA challenge Red Bull over Perez radio claim
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Race director Michael Masi has challenged claims by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner that the FIA did not contact the team over Sergio Perez's illegal overtake on Charles Leclerc.

Mexican Perez was attempting to make his way around the outside at the Della Roggia chicane but as space ran out during the change of direction, the Red Bull skipped across the kerbing to take third on the road.

The place was not handed back to the Ferrari and the stewards eventually deemed Perez to have gained a lasting advantage, earning him a five-second penalty and stripping him of his podium finish.

Christian Horner had suggested the team was waiting for direction from the FIA over the incident but Masi disputed the claims.

"No, that is incorrect," insisted Masi. "They didn't ask race control.

"I suggested to them that they may want to look at giving the position back and they said they were looking at it themselves."

Leclerc "surprised" not to have position handed back

Leclerc was subsequently overtaken by a charging Valtteri Bottas, who was on a different tyre strategy, but was promoted to fourth in the final classification as a result of Perez's penalty.

Asked if he was surprised he wasn't given the position back by the Red Bull, Leclerc replied: "Yes, I was surprised, because I arrived into turn four knowing that he was around the outside and trying to make a move work.

"Actually, mid-corner, I slowed my car down because I was expecting him just to stay around the outside and overtake me.

"But then I saw him cut the track and I had left him a space so I was a bit confused and I was pretty sure he would let me past after that, but obviously he didn't so I think it was quite clear."

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Santos

RedBull team are pure low class , Moaner Horner Marko and Max Perez was told not to allow Bottas to pass do hold up the Merc Driver just for points for the constructors ..damn same

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Santos
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Santos

RedBull team are pure low class , Moaner Horner Marko and Max Perez was told not to allow Bottas to pass do hold up the Merc Driver just for points for the constructors ..damn same

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AtotehZ

That makes no sense. He had to let Leclerc past, not Bottas. There's no reason to believe the result would've been different if Perez let Leclerc pass him. Both Perez and Bottas were faster than him.

It's more likely that Bottas would've gotten less points if there was no penalty... which there obviously would be... and was.

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Symanski

Masi: "I suggested to them that they may want to look at giving the position back"

To be fair to Red Bull that's not an instruction to give the place back. That isn't a direct instruction to do so.

Masi needs to be clear. Either give the place back, or not. Not with any ambiguity. Little wonder he's got the reputation of being inept in his job.

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TGM999

That's more than Masi should be doing it's up to the competitors to know the rules and work within them and its not race controls job to hold their hands through such simple things like a obviously illegal overtake.

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Paul

MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANEUVER

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Anthony
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Anthony

Excuse me: SP = Manouevre, not maneuver, unless of course, you’re an Ameiricaine.

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Shrleyy

Wow... Commenting on someone's spelling and then writing it wrong yourself.. it is manoeuvre

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Michael Masi has certainly received his share of criticism recently. It is time he was given some support to help him with the quality of his decision making. I am sure he will improve over time.

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TGM999

This is something red bull shouldn't need race control to hold their hand through they should of just given the place back it's not up to the race director to tell them every little and blatantly obvious thing.

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YankeeF1

Most of the whining is come from RB however. They are proficient whiners and Masi being their target only shows how stressed RB are when they don't get their way on everything.

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Short spice & "the Helmut" being disingenuous, who would have thought it......

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RedBull is like the disgusting, lows class Republicans who are void of integrity and lie constantly. You would think the lying, low-life sociopath Trump was their team manager.

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GMac99

It was ridiculous that Checo didn't give Charles his spot back immediately, he knows the rules and they very clearly state that when you go off the track like Checo did and gain a position because of it, you must give the position back right away or when it's safe to do so.

Oh great now I am unable to scroll up through my comment to read the start, I don't know where my user name came from and it took me forever to get logged in.

I liked the article but it's not worth this hassle to leave a comment.

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Chubb80

These sites don't make it easy to leave comments do they lol!

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