Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez believes the Italian Grand Prix stewards may have been a bit extra “wise” in judging the overtake on Charles Leclerc that earned him a five-second time penalty and disadvantaged him of a podium end at Monza.
From P8 on the grid, Perez drove a gradual race to progress up the order and slot himself among the many prime three after the elimination of title protagonists Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
However the Crimson Bull driver’s place among the many race’s main trio had come to the detriment of Leclerc whom Perez had handed whereas slicing the primary chicane.
Regardless of clearly gaining “an enduring benefit” over the Ferrari driver, Perez failed to present the place again, an oversight by the motive force and his crew that left the stewards with no different selection however so as to add 5 seconds to Perez’s race time.
From third on the street on the checkered flag, the Mexican fell to fifth within the occasion’s ultimate classification.
“It was an actual disgrace we didn’t get the rostrum, we obtained it on monitor, however we misplaced it afterward,” lamented Perez.
“To be trustworthy we anticipated a bit extra from the stewards within the sense I had nowhere to go, it was both slicing the nook or having contact with Charles.
“I do know that’s the rule however as a crew we thought in all probability they could be a bit extra wise right here and have a wider view but it surely didn’t occur.”
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Crimson Bull crew boss Christian Horner was equally annoyed with the stewards’ sanction.
“That was powerful as a result of we have been anticipating a name from the stewards to say ‘give it again’, the decision didn’t come, then when the penalty comes up, the hole is opening.
“That was powerful for him, he drove an excellent race, third on the street and fifth total, so it was powerful for him.”
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