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Ferrari launch protest against Perez and Verstappen

Ferrari launch protest against Perez and Verstappen

Ferrari launch protest against Perez and Verstappen

Ferrari launch protest against Perez and Verstappen
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Ferrari has launched a double protest against Monaco Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez and Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen.

A Red Bull representative has been summoned to a stewards' hearing at 7.15pm local time [6.15pm] to answer charges that both drivers 'failed to stay to the right of the yellow line at pit exit'.

With regard to Verstappen, the Dutchman took his intermediate tyres a lap longer than Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc - who had already lost the lead through a Scuderia strategy blunder - overcutting the Monégasque as he struggled on his out lap with cool hard tyres.

But emerging from the pits, Verstappen fought a snap of oversteer on the extreme inside of Sainte Devote, with his left-front and rear tyres coming daringly close to crossing the yellow pit-exit line on first look.

Announcing the protest during his post-race media call, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner revealed Ferrari had made a protest against Verstappen only.

Asked for his thoughts on the incident, he said at the time: "All the footage we've seen we've been content with so we'll see."

But it has now transpired Ferrari has also protested Perez for the same offence.

Potential five-second penalty would drop Perez and Verstappen down to third and fourth, handing Sainz and Leclerc a one-two finish.

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