In the last two races the red flag acted much more than expected. In both Monza and Mugello, the tests were stopped after severe accidents, which forced the sports commissioners to act accordingly. This is why some pilots, like George Russell, believe that its use may be due more to give some excitement to the races. The Brit believes that the regulation on the actions allowed under that situation should be changed.
After the Tuscan Grand Prix, Williams driver George Russell told the media what he believes about the regulation. The Briton was determined to change some issues, especially considering that the fault of the red flag, lost the opportunity to enter the points. In addition Sebastian Vettel had very complimentary words to Russell, who was very upset, once the race was over.
If the race is stopped with a red flag, the teams that have not yet made their pit stop may do so while waiting for the test to restart. This is why the British emphasized this situation. “I agree that the most important thing is the tire change at the pit stop. These guys are getting free tire changes, ”Russell said.
“If they are going to continue doing this more often, they need to work on a couple of rules. They should not allow you to change tires for free as part of the race. You are on the run. You have to stay on the tires you are on at the moment, ”added the Briton, who finished 11th last weekend.
For his part, Sebastian Vettel was very generous to Russell. The German overtook him on the highlight and was able to place himself in the points area. I feel a little sorry for him. He drove very well. Before the last reboot he was faster than us. Points will come for him, ”said Vettel. For his part, Russell responded by thanking him on social media.