Stewards issue verdict on Perez investigation

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Sergio Perez was summoned to face the stewards after qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, and the result has now been confirmed.

					Stewards issue verdict on Perez investigation


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Sergio Perez has escaped a penalty after being investigated for allegedly failing to respect single yellow flags throughout qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

The Mexican driver and a Purple Bull consultant had been summoned to see the stewards over the incident, which occurred throughout Q2 when George Russell made a visit to the escape highway in his Mercedes.

After reviewing video, marshalling system and telemetry proof as a part of the investigation, in addition to listening to from Perez and the group, the stewards determined that Perez had “acted appropriately to the state of affairs.”

A doc detailing the decision states: “As Perez approached Flip 11, a single yellow flag was displayed for a automotive within the escape highway.

“Perez was warned by his group on the radio on the identical time the indicators had been displayed on the nook. In comparison with his earlier lap, he lifted 70 metres earlier, braked 50 metres earlier, and carried 14kph much less pace into the nook.”

Which means Perez will retain his place of P3 on the grid for Sunday’s race.

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Perez felt there was "no drawback"

Previous to the result of the investigation, Perez defined that he felt there had been no situation within the incident.

“I used to be going into [Turn] 11 and I used to be informed concerning the yellow flag, so I backed off,” he defined to media, together with, after qualifying.

“I feel I misplaced about half a second simply from braking. After which there was a inexperienced panel afterwards and I simply accomplished a lap and misplaced half a second, about sixth tenths, so no drawback.”

Perez’s teammate Max Verstappen will line up forward of him in second for the Grand Prix, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc taking pole place.

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