Perez handed a few-location grid penalty for Australian Grand Prix

Perez handed a few-location grid penalty for Australian Grand Prix

Purple Bull driver Sergio Perez will fall a few grid positions for the Australian Grand Prix following obtaining a penalty for impeding Nico Hulkenberg in the course of qualifying.

The Mexican driver skilled 3rd for the Melbourne spherical, but he will only commence the grand prix from sixth, with Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc and Oscar Piastri all transferring up a single location respectively.

The incident happened in Q1 of the hour when Hulkenberg was compelled to consider averting motion on his traveling lap following encountering Perez. The Mexican was an out lap, and Purple Bull unsuccessful to tell the 5-time grand prix winner of Hulkenberg, and only furnished data about the targeted visitors in advance of the Mexican.

The stewards’ assertion study: “Hulkenberg was on a quick lap when he approached change thirteen. Perez, who was on an out lap was at the apex of the change and Hulkenberg experienced to go away the racing line to push all over him. Hulkenberg was compelled to raise the throttle early and brake early for that

“In examining the audio from Perez’ automobile, the Stewards noticed that the crew was concentrated on the automobile in entrance of Perez that experienced just slowed, and did not give Perez a warning that Hulkenberg was powering him until finally a single 2nd prior to Hulkenberg arrived and drastically way too late to stay clear of impeding Hulkenberg.

“When the Stewards enjoy the dynamic problem going through the crew and driver in the course of the Q1 session, which was explained in the listening to, the Stewards uncover that Perez “Unnecessarily Impeded” Hulkenberg and difficulty a a few grid location fall, regular with earlier scenarios.”

🚨 BREAKING 🚨Sergio Perez will commence the Australian Grand Prix from P6 following obtaining a a few-location grid penalty for impeding Nico Hulkenberg#F1 #AusGP

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