FIA under fire as Estaban Ocon slams ‘unacceptable’ Miami GP incident after Sainz ignored

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ESTEBAN OCON suffered a heavy collision in Miami on Saturday.

FIA under fire as Estaban Ocon slams 'unacceptable' Miami GP incident after Sainz ignored

Esteban Ocon has slammed the ‘unacceptable’ Miami Grand Prix circumstances (Picture: GETTY)

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Esteban Ocon slammed the ‘unacceptable’ lack of a Tecpro barrier at Flip 13 on the Miami Grand Prix circuit after struggling a powerful crash on Saturday. The Alpine driver revealed that Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz had already questioned the FIA on the security of the flip after struggling an damage on the identical a part of the observe throughout follow.

Ocon suffered 51G affect in his crash, one thing he says wouldn’t have occurred if there was a Tecopro barrier. The Frenchman advised his group radio that he was unharmed however was nonetheless taken for medical examinations.

The FIA have now been questioned by a number of drivers over Flip 13. Sergio Perez, Pierre Gasly and Lance Stroll had been all left sad with the security. The latter branded it “ridiculous” and “a joke”.

Ocon wonders why the governing physique didn’t take heed to Sainz after he initially raised the difficulty. The 25-year-old advised journalists: “What’s unacceptable actually, it was 51G for what ought to have been not such a huge impact. To not have it and [for only] one automotive it has occurred, however when Carlos has complained to the race director, we had been all there listening to it, and nothing has been completed.

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FIA under fire as Estaban Ocon slams 'unacceptable' Miami GP incident after Sainz ignored

Carlos Sainz (left) warned the FIA in regards to the security of Flip 13 earlier than Ocon’s crash (Picture: GETTY)

“There was a dialogue final evening. Carlos mentioned the affect was method too huge for what it ought to have been. In the present day it felt large, the affect. It is most likely the most important shunt of my profession, to be honest.

“Yesterday (Friday) Carlos obtained harm. I obtained harm at present (Saturday) as effectively. The FIA ought to push more durable for our security. The vital factor is that we’re in a position to race, and I can race as effectively.”

“When knowledgeable driver to the calibre of Carlos, racing for Ferrari, is saying one thing like this yesterday, I feel the minimal is that it must be considered, and do the very best to make a change.”

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FIA under fire as Estaban Ocon slams 'unacceptable' Miami GP incident after Sainz ignored

Esteban Ocon and Carlos Sainz have each collided on Flip 13 on the Miami Grand Prix circuit (Picture: EXPRESS SPORT)

Ferrari’s Sainz confirmed that he had advised System One chiefs {that a} Tecpro barrier wanted to be put in entrance of the concrete wall. The Spaniard mentioned: “I am sorry to be essential, however I advised the FIA yesterday that my crash at second gear should not really feel that onerous, however at present my neck was a bit in ache. I advised them, let’s put Tecpro there, as a result of it is a very arduous concrete wall.

“Esteban crashed, and I am positive he felt it too. And it is a type of issues that I’ll by no means perceive.” Ocon will begin in the back of the grid in Sunday’s Grand Prix having failed to complete qualifying whereas Sainz can be on P2 after being edged out by Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc on Saturday.


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