Esteban Ocon, Renault, Silverstone, 2020

Ocon given three-place grid penalty for impeding

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Esteban Ocon has been given a three-place grid penalty for impeding George Russell during qualifying.

Ocon was in the process of overtaking Antonio Giovinazzi when he delayed Russell. The stewards noted Ocon’s team failed to warn him that Russell was approaching the pair of them on a flying lap.

“At the exit of turn five [Aintree] Giovinazzi was at the head of three cars and was on an in-lap, Ocon was next, on an out-lap and Russell was on a flying lap.

“While Russell approached, the team advised Ocon on the radio about Giovinazzi ahead, but didn’t advise about Russell until very late. As Russell approached the two cars ahead, Ocon pulled to the right to overtake Giovinazzi and clearly impeded the much faster Russell.

“The team admitted that they did not assist their driver in this instance which led to the impeding.”

The Renault driver was also given one penalty point on his licence.

This article will be updated.

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2 comments on “Ocon given three-place grid penalty for impeding”

  1. What I expected.

    1. And well deserved

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