Among the drivers are in favour of seeing punishments handed out for bringing out yellow or crimson flags in qualifying.
Among the drivers have voiced their help for the concept of introducing a punishment for bringing out yellow or crimson flags in qualifying, given the actual fact bringing out such flags typically impacts different drivers.
An instance is final weekend in Azerbaijan, when Alex Albon was left fuming with Fernando Alonso after the Spaniard made an unforced error into Flip 15 and triggered the yellow flags – Albon had no alternative however to again off and had no probability of enhancing on his remaining Q1 run.
Max Verstappen additionally missed out on his remaining qualifying run in Monaco resulting from a crimson flag as Carlos Sainz collided with the already-crashed Sergio Perez – the second successive yr the Dutch driver has missed out on a remaining lap resulting from a flag being thrown.
Murmurings of a change to the ruleset have been within the background for a while, with a number of the drivers now voicing their opinion that F1 may observe swimsuit with introducing a change comparable to IndyCar’s method to the issue.
Within the American sequence, drivers who convey out flags have their occasions deleted and, in the event that they do it twice in a single qualifying, are faraway from the session.
Alonso is one driver to air help for the concept, though additionally instructed punishments may embody the races as effectively.
“Yeah, I feel so,” he informed Motorsport.com.
“There’s going to be at all times difficulties, like now within the [Baku] race, for those who crash in a single nook or for those who park – there was one Haas [Kevin Magnussen] parked in Flip 15.
“In case you park there otherwise you park 10 metres after that, possibly you’ve got a Security Automobile deployment relying [on] for those who take a great place or not. After which we’ll penalise the Haas driver as a result of he selected the unsuitable factor?
“So we must be cautious on how we enter and the way we do these issues. However yeah, I agree. Particularly qualifying it needs to be totally different.
“We’re coping with issues of gradual laps, minimal time to respect, site visitors within the final nook, tows, no tows. So I feel we needs to be intelligent and assume in one other format in qualifying.”
Lando Norris instructed adjustments could possibly be made, and mentioned these complaining about it are those who merely haven’t made errors in qualifying.
“I feel there’s a distinction between folks doing it accidentally, and folks doing it to get out of the best way of individuals by not inflicting blue flags and no matter if you’re in qualifying, versus individuals who fairly clearly do it on function. Particularly if you’re one and a half seconds down on a push lap!” he mentioned.
“You at all times say it till you’re the one which does one thing unsuitable. And then you definately’re like ‘Oh, I want that rule wasn’t launched’, since you’ve simply made a easy mistake, like after I spun in Imola.
“I suppose I say I want there’s no rule however clearly when another person does it you say you would like there was a rule. It at all times bites somebody sooner or later. In fact. the people who find themselves extra vocal about it are those who simply haven’t made a mistake simply but.”
Norris’ McLaren team-mate Daniel Ricciardo spoke about Alonso’s incident with Albon, insinuating that the Spaniard knew precisely what he was doing when he locked up into Flip 15.
“His conviction is spectacular!” he laughed.
“I imply – that’s the expertise. That’s why I like him. However I imply, clearly Alex spoke it about yesterday.
“Everyone knows, we’re all form of enjoying methods, and I do know Lewis [Hamilton] tried to not give us the DRS I feel, with Lando. I imply, that’s a little bit of simply techniques and technique. However then there’s form of the opposite method of clearly what Fernando did. Perhaps deleted laps could possibly be the best way ahead, we’ll see.”