Carlos Sainz, Lance Stroll and nico Hulkenberg have been reprimanded – but escaped grid penalties – because of their roles at the farcical ending.
The three drivers have been discovered by stewards to get pushed’unnecessarily slowly’ at the start of the out-laps in Q3 and consequently played a”significant part in the banking up of cars in a crucial point” of qualifying.
Stewards added they”strongly recommend that the FIA expedite a solution to this type of scenario” to prevent a repeat of the eccentric scenes at the end of qualifying once eight motorists missing out on a final lap period.
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To the Renault driver when he initially took to the track from the pit lane moving on through the first chicane of Monza, stewards took no action against Hulkenberg in a separate but related investigation.
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‘One of the strangest things I’ve ever observed in F1′
Monza qualifying – along with Charles Leclerc pole victory for Ferrari over Lewis Hamilton – were obscured from the bizarre events on the outside lap of Q3.
After his initial laps in the final shootout and Kimi Raikkonen’s crash, drivers were waiting as long as you can in the pits before heading out again – appearing to apply the slipstream at high-speed Monza – but just Sainz and Leclerc, who’d a pole, managed to have about to start their last laps.
Hulkenberg was the first driver from their pits with less than two minutes remaining in qualifying, prior to Stroll, Sainz along with the Ferraris. However, the Renault driver went through the bollards in the Flip One chicane.
Stroll subsequently slowed down to allow Sainz through along with the McLaren was then side-by-side with the Hulkenberg, effectively blocking the trail for people behind him.
He finally sped up to direct the area but all motorists were racing each other for monitor position, and to produce the line before the end of the session.
With seven motorists timed out of this session for a result – including Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes cars – Sky F1’s Martin Brundle described it as”one of the strangest things I have ever observed from F1″.
Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo, caught in the chaos, said:”Everyone was just trying to find a little too clever and it simply encouraged everybody to create a mess.”
Mercedes manager Toto Wolff, meanwhile, described the actions of several motorists as”only junior class”.
Hulkenberg chicane sanction
After qualifying to spell out why he’d left the trail at the chicane at the beginning of his final the Renault driver had initially been referred to as the stewards.
After reviewing signs that was video and GPS, stewards stated it wasn’t clear Hulkenberg had’deliberately’ left the circuit to gain an edge.
‘The driver said that he was focusing his attention that he left it too late to turn the corner so he moved straight into the chicane,’ read on the verdict.
‘The stewards noted as he did on his previous quick lap that he entered the corner at the same rate. He was in third gear rather than second gear he employed on his previous.
‘The Stewards note that the law refers to”intentionally” leaving the trail and in their own case we’re unable to determine the driver deliberately left the track.’
In a stewards’ analysis on Saturday night at Monza, stewards ruled that no action was required over a cost of leaving the trail and gaining an advantage against Vettel.
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