George Russell he was about to complete a more than favorable sprint qualification. The British rider, who had already shown great pace in Friday’s test at the Grand Prix of Great Britain of the Formula 1, finished in the top ten to start this Sunday. However, a touch with Carlos Sainz caused him to fall a harsh sanction that relegates him to the start of today’s race.
Russell had finished ninth in qualifying this Saturday. However, the sanction that fell on him in the afternoon of Saturday caused him to finally end in the 12th starting position. Although the place where he will start is not bad at all in a team car WilliamsWithout a doubt, the Brit must be very frustrated by the mistake he made.
In the usual races, a touch is usually sanctioned with a time recharge, but being a ‘classification’, finally the stewards of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) made the decision to relegate Williams at the start. This was confirmed on Saturday in a note sent to the press.
“The stewards point out that in a normal race, infractions of the regulations of this type give rise to time penalties, which are staggered according to the normal duration of the Grand Prix competitions,” says FIA, according to the American media Motorsport. com.
In addition, they added that: “Both due to the shorter duration of the sprint classification and the fact that it is used to establish the race grid, the stewards consider that the penalties for position on the grid, as they are imposed in in this case, they are more appropriate ”.
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