Sergio Perez says he expected Max Verstappen to be penalised over his Austrian Grand Prix collision with Charles Leclerc.
“In a way I was surprised that Max didn’t get a penalty,” he said.
“But I was happy also because it’s just a precedent and hopefully they let us race more, go that far into the limit. The rule is forcing another car out of the track, it’s clear, but it didn’t happen this time. And I just hope that for the future we get some consistency there.”
Perez wants to see firmer borders around the edges of tracks which he believes would lead to fewer incidents being investigated by the stewards.
“The track layouts make it so hard for the stewards to pick up a thing, whether the drivers was forced out of the track or not,” he said. “It’s very hard.
“It should just be a gravel trap there. Not only there, in many other places, to punish the drivers more if they make a mistake and also to make it easier for the rules.
“For me it was very clear. Leclerc was forced out of the track. But it’s good at the end of the day that the stewards let the drivers race. A race should not be decided at the stewards so that’s a good thing.”
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