Jacques Villeneuve: "Charles Leclerc did a Kevin Magnussen at Monza!"

11-09-2019 13:12
by Louis Shaw
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Jacques Villeneuve: Charles Leclerc did a Kevin Magnussen at Monza!

Jacques Villeneuve has described Charles Leclerc's aggressive move on Lewis Hamilton as being "Kevin Magnussen" esque. The former F1 driver believes that the use of black and white flags will lead to drivers pushing the limits more and is worried that accidents could happen. 

"You have to judge him the same way as any other driver and this Sunday he did 'a Magnussen', that's the truth," Villeneuve told Motorsport-Magazin.

"When he made the move before the second chicane, at the most dangerous place - if that was on another track or if it was another driver, that would normally have been a penalty.

"He knew he could risk it, so he played with the limits and it worked for him."

Villeneuve is worried that using the black and white flag more will lead to more accidents as driver push the limits further. 

"It's like being allowed to do a stupid action in the race," he said. "They're going to start abusing it soon, depending on whether the yellow card is transferred to the next race, then, of course, the driver does not have that option."

It will be interesting to see if the FIA and the stewards use the black and white flag more or if it was just a one-off for the Ferrari at their home Grand Prix! 

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