Verstappen blames choice to use standing restart for multi-car or truck crash

Max Verstappen blamed the choice to use a standing restart at the conclude of the Australian Grand Prix for the crash which adopted.

Kevin Magnussen’s retirement in the closing phases brought on a pink flag which established up a last restart. The motorists lined up on the grid for a dash to the flag around two laps with Verstappen on pole placement forward of Hamilton and Alonso.

Verstappen retained his guide forward of Hamilton at the restart. But powering them various motorists had been associated in collisions.

Alonso was strike by Carlos Sainz Jnr, which knocked the Ferrari into a spin. Pierre Gasly ran vast at change just one and gathered his group mate Esteban Ocon as he rejoined. Even more again, Logan Sargeant rear-finished Nyck de Vries.

The race winner reported the choice to use a standing get started in its place of a Basic safety Motor vehicle contributed to the incident. “It’s very very clear,” he reported. “I just did not fully grasp why we required a pink flag.

“I believe if you would have experienced a Basic safety Motor vehicle and then just have a regular rolling get started, we would not have experienced all these shunts and then you have a regular complete. So they made the difficulties by themselves at the conclude of the working day.”

Fernando Alonso reported he did not think the condition was significant ample to demand the race to be pink-flagged and thinks motorists “will question likely in Baku what was the reason” for it.

“I know there was a piece of tyre particles in the to start with straight. But the car or truck by itself, it was like in the within of change 4 so it felt very protected there. And the Basic safety Motor vehicle is for people sort of motives.

“So for us probably it was a distinct belief. But the FIA are the only types that they have all the playing cards in the desk. So in people sort of scenarios we would have faith in them.”

Photos: Motorists crash out in Australian GP restart

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