Checo Perez apologizes to Abu Dhabi GP stewards and avoids one other penalty

One penalty much less. Sergio Perez met with the stewards to supply his apologies for what occurred within the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the place he was penalized 5 seconds.

On the finish of the race, Checo was upset in regards to the penalty he obtained that triggered him to complete in fourth place regardless of having crossed the end line of the Yas Marina Circuit in second place, solely behind Max Verstappen.

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As soon as he made accusations in regards to the degree of the stewards in Method 1, the FIA summoned him to be sanctioned once more, nevertheless, the motive force apologized and the punishment didn’t go additional.

The stewards’ assertion

“The stewards listened to the motive force of automobile 11 (Sergio Perez), the group consultant and reviewed the group radio,” an announcement stated.

“The stewards defined to the motive force that they’d no downside with anybody disagreeing with their selections, nevertheless feedback that quantity to non-public insults represent a breach of the Worldwide Sporting Code.

“The stewards level out that they’re clearly conflicted on this matter as they have been the purpose of the statements over the radio and that usually this may be referred to the following stewards panel, nevertheless, as that is the final occasion of the season, the matter needed to be handled right here.

“The motive force sincerely and genuinely apologized to every of the stewards and defined that he had made the feedback within the warmth of the second and had not taken into consideration the truth that they have been going to be broadcast and the impression this may have.

“He regretted that his feedback would possibly offend somebody or hurt the game, one thing he stated he needed to keep away from. The stewards settle for his statements and his apology.

“The stewards additionally famous that the rider shouldn’t be recognized for making such feedback and has all the time been extraordinarily respectful at stewards’ hearings.

“He was additionally reminded that the stewards are all the time accessible to elucidate their selections when requested by a driver or group consultant.

“The motive force, group supervisor and stewards had a constructive dialogue in regards to the use and broadcast of the group’s radio messages.

“The incident itself was additionally reviewed intimately with the motive force and, whereas he nonetheless disagreed with the choice, he acknowledged that he might perceive the stewards’ perspective on the incident.”

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