Nicholas Latifi was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for an infringement following Max Verstappen’s crash in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
“After [Verstappen’s] accident on the start-finish straight the race director ordered the cars to use the pit lane, as a tow truck and marshals were on the track to recover the damaged Red Bull car,” the stewards explained.” This was indicated by a light signal in good time before the pit lane entry.
“While all other cars followed the [Safety Car] into the pit lane, [Latifi] ignored the instruction, stayed on the straight and passed the scene of the recovery.
“During this process he overtook two other cars that drove properly through the pit lane. The stewards also found that all teams were informed in good time by radio and that his team asked [Latifi] to box.
“This is a clear breach of Article 39.11 that requires a mandatory drive-through penalty. In addition the overtaking of other cars (Article 39.8) and the dangerous passing of the scene on the track (Article 39.5) justify a 10-second-sanction in total and three penalty points.”
Latifi’s three licence points are the first of his F1 career.
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