Michael Masi on F2 incident and penalty for Nikita Mazepin

01-10-2019 19:27
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Michael Masi on F2 incident and penalty for Nikita Mazepin

At the start of the Formula 2 sprint race in Russia Nikita Mazepin went too wide at the second corner and there was an incident with Jack Aitken and the two hit each other. Nobuharu Matsushita was involved in the incident and Mazepin and Matsushita ended up in the wall. 

The FIA blamed Mazepin as he failed to return to the track safely. He received four penalty points on his license and a grid penalty of fifteen places for the next round.

FIA competition leader Michael Masi takes these incidents very seriously. 

"Sometimes it is frustrating," he said to Motorsport.com. "You see that the punishment we give is quite heavy. That shows the seriousness of what This kind of thing cannot be underestimated I think we should try to evolve this step by step to improve the situation Last year the escape route was different, which shows how complicated it is to manage it in that area get it right. "

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