Stewards on the Austrian Grand Prix have upheld a protest by the Aston Martin F1 group that claimed “plenty of automobiles” weren’t penalised for exceeding monitor limits, that means the race outcome will not be but closing with extra penalties to come back.
Beneath F1’s rules, drivers obtain a warning after exceeding monitor limits 3 times through the race, adopted by a penalty for the fourth transgression.
Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon, Logan Sargeant, Yuki Tsunoda, Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen all acquired in-race or post-race five-second penalties for monitor limits violations.
Nevertheless, Aston Martin argued different drivers ought to have been penalised through the race however slipped by the web. Its two drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, completed sixth and tenth.
The stewards allowed the protest and stated the ultimate results of the race was nonetheless to be decided as additional penalties are nonetheless being determined upon.
“An examination of the checklist of deleted lap instances supplied to the stewards by race management, revealed that plenty of monitor restrict infringements had not beforehand been referred to the stewards for potential penalty,” the stewards stated. “It was decided that a few of these infringements warranted a penalty that was not beforehand utilized when the provisional classification was revealed.
“These penalties shall be mirrored within the closing classification.”
Three hours after the top of the race, a communication from the FIA stated it was nonetheless analyzing over 1,200 doable infringements.
“Relating to the monitor limits infringements on the 2023 FIA Components 1 Austrian Grand Prix, we notice that as a result of specifics of the circuit structure and the propensity of many drivers to repeatedly drive outdoors of the boundaries of the monitor, an unprecedented scenario arose which resulted in all potential infringements not with the ability to be reviewed through the race,” an FIA spokesperson stated.
“Previous to the submission of a protest towards the outcome, we had already begun a full overview of the monitor limits infringements, which is ongoing. In the course of the Grand Prix, Race Management was tasked with reviewing properly over 1200 cases the place a automotive was reported as doubtlessly leaving the monitor.
“The outcomes shall be up to date as soon as the overview of these which weren’t in a position to be reviewed through the race is full.
“As a way to handle the difficulty for future occasions we’ll renew our advice to the circuit so as to add a gravel lure on the exit of turns 9 and 10. We notice that whereas