Update | FIA hands out warning to twelve drivers

13-09-2020 18:11 | Updated: 13-09-2020 21:24
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Update | FIA hands out warning to twelve drivers

Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat will report to the stewards after the race. The two are seen as the instigators of the big accident that happened after the safety car in the early stages of the race. Magnussen had to retire but Kvyat was able to steer his AlphaTauri to seventh position.

Magnussen and Kvyat in trouble?

While Valtteri Bottas was in charge of the restart and maintained a slow pace, a big accident happened at the back of the field, resulting in Antonio Giovinazzi, Carlos Sainz, Nicholas Latifi and Magnussen all retiring. It is expected that all those involved in the accident will still have to go to the stewards.

Magnussen has been called to the stewards on the basis of Article 39.13. That article states that drivers may not drive at an irregular speed from the moment the lights on the safety car go out. Nor may manoeuvres be made that could endanger other drivers or impede the restart.

Sainz says it was a scary crash

Sainz called the accident 'quite frightening'. "Everyone in front of me probably thought we were racing again. Then all of a sudden it looked like we weren't racing any more and everyone slowed down. When I saw it all happening it was too late and we had a big accident," says Sainz according to The Race.

Update | FIA hands out warning to twelve drivers

The FIA has issued a formal warning to Kevin Magnussen, Daniil Kvyat, Nicholas Latifi, Alexander Albon, Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon, George Russell, Antonio Giovinazzi and Carlos Sainz. This was done as a result of the chaotic restart during the match at Mugello.

Of the drivers who were actually still driving at the time, only Valtteri Bottas did not receive a warning. The Finn jumped the dance because the regulations of Formula 1 prescribe that the frontrunner may set the pace himself.

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