Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon have been cleared by the stewards after being investigated for driving too slowly during qualifying.
The stewards ruled both drivers “did not drive unnecessarily slowly or in a manner to adversely affect any other driver.”
“Noting all the circumstances involved, the stewards take no further action,” they added.
Bottas and Ocon are therefore set to start Sunday’s race from third and sixth on the grid respectively.
Ocon said he was “really happy” with his performance after leading the midfield teams in qualifying.
“It’s awesome to be sixth on the grid – the best of the rest – but it was a really close session all the way through,” he said. “In Q3, my lap was very strong and the car was working really well.”
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10 comments on “Bottas and Ocon cleared over driving too slowly”
21st October 2018, 4:22
Which manufacturer are they contracted to again?
21st October 2018, 6:10
You really think Ferrari based teams would sit idle if there was a factual bias towards merc ? Are we really that naive ? Huh ?
Even going by your claim, if it is so, then its karma time for Ferrari. They have been helped a lot by fia before (based on your current claim)
Sundar Srinivas Harish (@sundark)
21st October 2018, 7:23
I think you need to convey a message to Charlie.
21st October 2018, 10:41
FIA removed the second sensor off the Ferrari PU and here you go, they have their power boost again. So cheer up, they are helping you as well. Finger boy fan.
21st October 2018, 15:40
You realise that making up news doesn’t suddenly make something fact because you said it online, right?
21st October 2018, 8:34
Charlie Whiting in race director’s notes pre-qualifying:
21st October 2018, 10:12
I didn’t even know this rule existed….. Like a lot of the today’s rules, please scrap it!
Too slow, too fast, too this, too that. Just race and see who finishes first.
21st October 2018, 10:22
Okay, so with this rule actual circumstances do have an influence. Happy to see that. They should do that more often.
21st October 2018, 16:17
This is the second time Bottas is upp at the stewards for driving to slow right? Ironic.
22nd October 2018, 1:15
Bottas and Ocon cleared over driving too slowly… And then Ocon disqualified for driving too fast.
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