Sergio Perez has avoided a penalty for his last-lap move on Alexander Albon which saw the Red Bull driver pass him with two wheels off the grass.
Both drivers agreed the move involved “potential danger” but described it as “hard racing”. In view of the fact Albon successfully overtook Perez, the stewards decided to take no action.
“Perez said he had not realised Albon was moving to overtake on the right as earlier he thought he would overtake on the left,” the explained. “Albon achieved an initial overlap with all four wheels on the track, but as Perez moved to his right Albon put two wheels on the grass verge.
“Albon kept on with his overtaking move. Perez said when he knew he was on his right he moved to his left. Albon successfully overtook Perez. Each driver described it as hard racing and agreed there was potential danger.
“In view of the explanations and the successful overtaking move it was considered there should be no further action.”
The pass helped Albon move up from seventh place to fifth on the final lap of the race, as both drivers gained a position from Lando Norris, whose car stopped.
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