Perez wants drivers triggering red flags to be penalised

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Perez wants drivers triggering red flags to be penalised

With 5 purple flags in play throughout Friday’s qualifying at Imola, Sergio Perez has known as for the drivers who trigger the stoppages to be penalised.

Taking to a moist Imola circuit on Friday afternoon for qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, System 1 noticed a report 5 purple flags.

The earlier report was 4 seen on the 2016 Hungarian GP and likewise on the 2021 Azerbaijan race.

Alex Albon introduced out the primary as his rear proper brake exploded throughout Q1 whereas Carlos Sainz was accountable for the second when he crashed in Q2.

Q3 had three reds as Kevin Magnussen spun throughout the gravel and simply managed to keep away from colliding with a barrier earlier than Valtteri Bottas parked his Alfa Romeo as a consequence of a technical challenge after which Lando Norris crashed.

Each Norris and Magnussen nonetheless lined up on the grid forward of Perez, the Purple Bull driver saying that’s unfair.

“On the purple flags, I feel it was fairly intense with all of the purple flags and I really feel like we must always evaluation the foundations as a result of I really feel like if a driver makes a mistake and causes a purple flag he ought to be penalised by some means,” he stated.

“I feel after we go to different tracks like Monaco or locations like that, it will possibly really be a bonus, you possibly can have a mistake and nonetheless be on pole so it is going to be good to evaluation.

“I do know Lando did a mistake, I used to be one of many drivers that did it. Simply going ahead, I feel it could be good to ensure that in the event you make a mistake you pay for it.”

Final season Charles Leclerc grabbed pole place for the Monaco Grand Prix regardless of crashing on his ultimate lap.

His accident meant these behind him on the road circuit had been unable to finish their ultimate scorching laps and subsequently couldn’t problem for pole place.

On the time Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff known as for a change to the rules.

He informed The Race: “I didn’t know that that was the rule within the US however I feel it’s an clever rule that might keep away from confusion.

“By any means I don’t suppose that Charles put it within the wall [deliberately], as a result of there’s simply an excessive amount of at stake.


“However it could be a pleasant little incentive to ensure that the polemic that such a scenario provokes is out of query, just isn’t occurring as a result of no person would doubt it.”



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