THE FALLOUT from the Monaco Grand Prix continues to escalate following a delayed begin and lack of overtaking on Sunday.
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Jos Verstappen has weighed in on the occasions of the Monaco Grand Prix after the race was suffering from adversarial climate and security vehicles. The heavens opened simply minutes earlier than the scheduled begin on the iconic venue, and drivers have been saved ready for over an hour earlier than issues lastly received underway, with vehicles following an FIA automobile for the primary two laps.
The race was red-flagged after 30 laps although, following Mick Schumacher’s crash on the Swimming Pool Chicane which left his Haas automobile break up in two. There following one other rolling begin, and though it was Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez who took the win, the three-hour time restrict expired earlier than he might full the allotted 77 laps.
And the slim make-up of the road circuit has once more come underneath query, with the shortage of overtaking seemingly denying followers an exciting finale. Perez, Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc have been all bunched up late on, however none have been in a position to critically problem the automobile forward.
And now Verstappen senior, who himself began 106 F1 Grand Prix’s, has taken goal on the FIA. Through his son’s official web site, he blasted the preliminary choice to delay proceedings due to rainfall.
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Jos Verstappen has hit out on the FIA after Monaco. (Picture: GETTY)
“To be sincere I wasn’t left with a very good feeling concerning the race weekend in Monaco. And that is placing it mildly,” he wrote. “Firstly, I feel they need to have simply began at three o’clock. Nowadays plainly everybody at race management will get pressured on the first sight of some drops of rain.
“Certain, it could have been a chaotic begin and the groups would have been unsure as to which tyre would have been the most suitable choice. However that’s what folks need to see. Now they only waited, then it turned on the market have been additionally issues with the beginning lights. FIA or the organisation, whoever is accountable, ought to be certain that there’s a back-up for conditions like this and that the gear is so as.”
The race was gained by Sergio Perez. (Picture: GETTY)
And Verstappen, 50, thinks we have been ultimated robbed of a aggressive race: “Now we get begins behind the security automobile, which for my part takes the sting off. Particularly on a circuit like Monaco.
“We reside in a aggressive, skilled sport. Issues like this can not occur.” It stays to be seen whether or not F1 will return to the identical circuit subsequent yr, with The Car Membership de Monaco nonetheless in ongoing discussions with authorities over a brand new contract.