Nico Hulkenberg avoids penalty for cutting corner during Q3

07-09-2019 18:54
by Louis Shaw
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Nico Hulkenberg avoids penalty for cutting corner during Q3

Nico Hulkenberg will not be penalized for cutting the corner during the final part on Q3. The stewards have released a statement in which the explain their decision. 

“The driver stated that he was focussing his attention on the cars that were behind him and that he left it too late to turn the corner so he went straight ahead into the chicane,” the stewards said in a statement.

“The stewards noted that he entered the corner at the same speed as he did on his previous fast lap. He was also in third gear instead of second gear which he used on his previous out lap.

“The stewards note that the regulation refers to ‘deliberately’ leaving the track and in this case, we are unable to determine that the driver deliberately left the track.”

Hulkenberg is still under investigation for driving too slowly so we will update you when we find out the outcome.  

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