Perez and Ocon cleared over FP1 collision
Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon have agreed neither driver was at fault for his or her collision in first observe on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with each escaping punishment.
Tv footage picked up Perez exiting Flip 5 with a broken left-rear wheel, spinning and stopping with the tire popped off the damaged rim. Ocon then crawled previous the Purple Bull earlier than stopping a bit additional alongside the observe with harm to his entrance proper, however no replays had been obtainable to point out the contact as a result of technical points.
Each drivers had been summoned to the stewards over the incident — that prompted a pink flag — however agreed that it was merely a misunderstanding that wasn’t helped by the problems groups had been having at Imola that meant timing knowledge and radio communications had been missing.
“Ocon slowed earlier than Flip 5 so as to let Perez by, in addition to shifting totally to the within of the flip,” the stewards’ choice learn. “Perez was on a quick lap. The 2 vehicles reached the apex on the similar time, and simply barely touched wheels.
“Ultimately, each drivers agreed within the listening to that it was an unlucky miscommunication of timing between them, not helped by the truth that each drivers had restricted or no communications with their groups on the time. Each drivers agreed that neither was at fault.”
The stewards opted to take no additional motion in consequence.