Hartley And Perez Got Bizarre Post-Race Penalties For Their Formation Lap Antics - WTF1

Hartley And Perez Got Bizarre Post-Race Penalties For Their Formation Lap Antics

Hartley had a 10-second time penalty during the race for spinning Perez on the first lap, but both drivers have been hit with additional penalties thanks to some shenanigans on the warm-up lap.

Perez has been given a 30-second penalty for overtaking Hartley on the formation lap. Usually, that’s fine as long as the place is given back before the safety car line at the end of the pit exit, but Perez stayed ahead of the Toro Rosso for most of the lap before eventually taking up his correct grid position.

What’s really bizarre, however, is that Hartley has also been given a penalty – for not repassing Perez on the formation lap. One driver penalised for overtaking, the other penalised for not overtaking. Make up your minds, stewards!

The penalties mean that Perez drops down to 14th and Hartley down to 15th.

Hartley And Perez Got Bizarre Post-Race Penalties For Their Formation Lap Antics

Hartley had a 10-second time penalty during the race for spinning Perez on the first lap, but both drivers have been hit with additional penalties thanks to some shenanigans on the warm-up lap.

Perez has been given a 30-second penalty for overtaking Hartley on the formation lap. Usually, that’s fine as long as the place is given back before the safety car line at the end of the pit exit, but Perez stayed ahead of the Toro Rosso for most of the lap before eventually taking up his correct grid position.

What’s really bizarre, however, is that Hartley has also been given a penalty – for not repassing Perez on the formation lap. One driver penalised for overtaking, the other penalised for not overtaking. Make up your minds, stewards!

The penalties mean that Perez drops down to 14th and Hartley down to 15th.

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