The Executive Director of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer defended Sergio Perez, which was criticized following the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Six laps before the finish Sergio went in overly optimistic attack in Rascasse on Daniil Kvyat, who held the ninth place.
Daniil Kvyat: Perez acted quite desperately
The riders had a contact, in which Kvyat was unable to continue the race, while Sergio had to go to the additional pit-stop, which deprived him of the chance to win points in Monte Carlo.
During this incident, a Mexican received a ten second penalty which did not affect his final 13th place.
Sergio Perez, Daniil Kvyat didn’t leave me enough space
“Peres tries his best, but he’s not daredevil, he Szafnauer AUTOSPORT.com. Usually his overtaking has been completed successfully. In the race he overtook the [lance] Stroll, [Jolyon] Palmer, [Stoffel] Vandorn and tried to get ahead of Kvyat.
In this race he overtook more than anyone – three of the four maneuvers were successful.”
When Otmar asked specifically about the incident, Perez, Kvyat, Sanawar replied that the conflict was provoked by what the pilot Toro Rosso, who left Sergio too much space in Rascasse.
“Recently, the FIA said: “Give them the opportunity to chase”. Isn’t that a race? This new interpretation – continued Othmar. – As for me, it’s a racing incident. The gate was opened and then he closed it. Don’t forget that the contact ruined the race and CECO, which can be considered a just punishment for him. I don’t know why in the Toro Rosso wanted more of a penalty.
Yes, this episode ruined the race Kvyat, but you can’t leave the gate open. You must pass Rascasse as expected, namely close trajectory, as do all the others. And he didn’t.
You want the fans to see such a battle? I think, Yes. I hope they want it.”
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