Tsunoda earns second 2022 reprimand for Sainz block

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Tsunoda earns second 2022 reprimand for Sainz block

Yuki Tsunoda obtained his second reprimand of the season after impeding Carlos Sainz throughout observe on the Australian Grand Prix.

Throughout Apply 2, Tsunoda had exited the pit lane however stored to the racing line popping out of Flip 2 at a decreased velocity, at which level Ferrari’s Sainz arrived on the scene on a ‘push’ lap with comfortable tyres fitted.

As a consequence of Tsunoda’s presence, it meant Sainz needed to elevate off considerably and abandon that flying lap.

The stewards took a dim view of the state of affairs, issuing a reprimand to Tsunoda, which follows the one he obtained on the season-opener in Bahrain for obstructing the opposite Ferrari pushed by Charles Leclerc throughout observe.

“The stewards heard from the motive force of Automotive 22 (Yuki Tsunoda), the motive force of Automotive 55 (Carlos Sainz) and group representatives and examined video proof,” the report begins.

“TSU [Tsunoda] exited pit lane and entered turns 1 and a pair of understanding SAI [Sainz] was rapidly approaching on a push lap.

“After coming into turns 1 and a pair of, SAI got here up behind TSU, who was transferring slowly on the racing line at flip 2 and was, due to this fact, impeded.”

Sainz himself had obtained a reprimand within the opening observe session after being adjudged to have impeded Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu.

It was extra optimistic information although for Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll.

The stewards determined to take no additional motion over Hamilton’s alleged impeding of Stroll throughout FP2, the identical verdict being forged for Stroll after he was investigated for probably impeding Sainz in that session.


It became a busy night for the stewards following FP2 with Sebastian Vettel receiving a €5,000 advantageous for the unauthorised driving of a scooter on the monitor after FP1.

He had finished so throughout the five-minute window of the session ending after his Aston Martin had damaged down on the monitor.



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