The Executive Director of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer believes that the pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg had to return the position of Sergio Perez after the first round of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi ahead of the Mexican, after leaving the track, according to AUTOSPORT.com.
The stewards fined the German five-second penalty that Hulkenberg left for the pit stop and still returned to the track ahead of Perez.
Thanks to Nico finish in sixth place at Yas Marina Renault ahead of Toro Rosso in the constructors ‘ championship.
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“Hulkenberg had to return the position of the [Peres], as in the moment with [Romain] Grosjean [later in the race],’ said Othmar in comments to Sky Sports. – Over sport just kidding, taking such inconsistent decisions.
Hulkenberg cuts the rotation, the FIA did not react to this and what is the result? Renault rose in the constructors ‘ championship, one place above. This means that they will get more money and become more competitive in 2018″.
In comments to NBC, Perez added: “It was a strange penalty. I was ahead of him, and then he just drove outside the track and gained an advantage.
I think that this penalty was insufficient. Hulkenberg was supposed to return me the position.”
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