Mick’s ‘holy cow’ moment prompts SC protocol review

Mick’s ‘holy cow’ moment prompts SC protocol review

Going with a “holy cow that was shut” when he swerved to keep away from Yuki Tsunoda, Components 1 will overview the Security Automobile protocols

Ready for a begin after a Security Automobile interval on the Australian Grand Prix, Schumacher needed to swerve to the left to keep away from working into the again of Tsunoda’s AlphaTauri.

The latter had all of the sudden braked, doing so in response to his team-mate, Pierre Gasly, hitting the brakes.

Not one of the drivers did something unsuitable, it’s simply one thing drivers do earlier than a restart as they attempt to get warmth into their tyres.

For Schumacher it was an all-too-close encounter.

The Haas, Tsunoda and Gasly have been all summoned to the stewards’ workplace after the race the place it was determined that there can be no additional motion towards any of the three.

The stewards did, nevertheless, word that drivers’ behaviour behind the Security Automobile, particularly as all of them have to remain inside ten automobile lengths of the automobile in entrance, must be reviewed.

They famous: “The stewards discover no driver responsible of breaching the regulation, nevertheless, it’s clear that the pace and braking capabilities of F1 automobiles, particularly whereas making an attempt to take care of required temperatures in tyres and brakes, are in stress with the ten automobile size separation behind the Security Automobile historically specified within the laws.

“This must be some extent of emphasis in future driver briefings, to make sure the drivers collectively agree on how finest to handle this problem earlier than an unlucky incident happens.”

Schumacher completed the grand prix down in thirteenth place, the German unable to interrupt his duck in Melbourne.

“It was a really eventful one,” he mentioned of his Sunday afternoon.

“Proper from the start with Carlos [Sainz] coming round and chopping again throughout the observe, I believe we received missed by a number of meters there, and clearly Yuki below the Security automobile coming fairly shut collectively.


“I believe when it comes to tempo we weren’t too far off, it’s simply unlucky that there’s not an enormous quantity of passing alternatives right here.

“Tons was discovered, some positives, so we’ve simply received to take it away with us and hopefully be higher in Imola.”



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