Haas’ Mick Schumacher is keen to discover a higher resolution to how observe limits are carried out after his finest time in French Grand Prix qualifying was deleted.
Schumacher certified nineteenth quickest at Paul Ricard – he began two locations larger attributable to engine penalties – having been knocked out in Q1 regardless of showing to vault up the order within the remaining seconds of the session.
Schumacher popped in a time of 1:33.1 on his remaining run to assert a Q2 look, solely to have the lap time deleted just a few seconds later as Race Management deemed him to have exceeded observe limits.
Replays confirmed the Haas driver had been too aggressive sweeping in for the apex of Flip 3 and though nonetheless on the kerb, was adjudged to have been outdoors the bounds of the circuit.
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Schumacher’s incident got here two weeks after an identical one in Austria involving Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez through which the Mexican was given a retrospective penalty for exceeding observe limits in Q2 – the scenario was not addressed till after qualifying, with Perez having already taken half in Q3.
With the FIA’s race administrators taking a a lot more durable stance on observe limits this season, Schumacher believes a greater resolution nonetheless must be discovered.
“Was it nice that Checo (Perez) misplaced his lap on the Purple Bull Ring? Most drivers would say no,” Schumacher informed media after qualifying on Saturday.
“In that case, in the long run, there’s additionally a rule, and the rule is there for everyone. Sadly, I exceeded it however it’s positively one thing they must speak about to see if we will perhaps discover a simpler means, perhaps one thing which provides a bit extra room.
“If there’s a bollard, and the bollard flies away, that’s a observe limits infringement. However in that case, the bollard was nonetheless there.”
The German driver, who completed fifteenth after a low-key race marred by a conflict with Alfa Romeo‘s Zhou Guanyu, maintained he had completed nothing otherwise in qualifying in comparison with his apply traces – none of these lap occasions being deleted.
“I feel it might be good to know via free apply,” he commented.
“No person informed me. I used to be doing the very same line via apply one, two and three.
“And the truth that then, due to that, my lap was deleted in qualifying, perhaps it might be good to have a heads-up, say ‘hey, that gained’t be allowed in qualifying’.
“Then it’s good, what you’re allowed to do and what not. In my case, I used to be actually fairly assured it might be okay to do what I did.”