Sergio Perez handed reprimand for incident with Kevin Magnussen in FP2

20-09-2019 16:48
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Sergio Perez handed reprimand for incident with Kevin Magnussen in FP2

Sergio Perez has received a reprimand for an incident with Kevin Magnussen during FP2 at the Singapore Grand Prix which saw the SportPesa Racing Point driver move over the Haas as they set up for a hot lap.

Both drivers were preparing for a hot lap around the Marina Bay Street Circuit as Perez moved over Magnussen, causing the Haas driver to brush the outside wall to avoid a collision.
This resulted in both drivers being summoned to the stewards with the decision being made that the Mexican was at fault and handed a reprimand.
The statement issued by the stewards reads: “The Stewards determined that both drivers were setting up for a fast lap and were following the two Mercedes [in front],” read a statement issued by the stewards.
“At the exit of Turn 21, Perez took a line slightly to the inside of the racing line and Magnussen reasonably assumed that Perez was going to pit.
“However, as Magnussen made a move to pass Perez on the right, Perez who was receiving set-up instructions on the radio, started to speed up to follow the Mercedes in front of him and closed the gap between himself and the wall causing Magnussen to strike the wall in order to avoid a collision with Perez.
“The Stewards determined that the manoeuvre by Perez met the definition of driving “unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers” and therefore ordered a reprimand.
“The Stewards took into consideration that they did not believe the manoeuvre to be deliberate or extreme.”


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