The FIA has issued formal warnings to 12 drivers who were involved in a crash during the restart of the Tuscan Grand Prix.Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Nicholas Latifi and Carlos Sainz Jnr. The quartet were among the dozen drivers who received formal warnings.
Daniil Kvyat, Alexander Albon, Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon and George Russell were also warned over their roles in the crash.
“The stewards conclude that the root cause of this incident was the inconsistent application of throttle and brake, from the final corner along the pit straight, by the above drivers,” they stated.
“The stewards acknowledge the challenges the location of the control line presents at this circuit and the desire of drivers to take advantage of the restart.
“However this incident demonstrates the need for caution to be exercised in the restart situation and note that there was an extreme concertina effect which dramatically increased as it moved down the field.
“We also note that some drivers might have avoided being involved in the incident had they not followed directly behind the car in front. By doing so they effectively blocked off all visibility of what was happening immediately in front of the preceding car.
“A warning has been imposed as it is the view of the stewards that no one driver was wholly or predominantly to blame.”
The stewards cleared race leader Valtteri Bottas and others of any responsibility for the collision.
“It was further noted that the driver of car 77 (Valtteri Bottas) and the other drivers involved in the restart not mentioned above, complied with the regulations. Car 77 had the right under the regulations to dictate the pace.”
The formal warning is a new endorsement which has been introduced for this season. None of the drivers involved were given any penalty points on their superlicence.
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