French driving racer Pierre Gasly has blasted officials for a tractor incident on the Japanese GP track. FIA has also penalized the racer for driving too fast in red flag conditions. The incident took place on Sunday, October 09, 2022. It is coming forward that the AlphaTauri driver reached the location of Carlos Sainz’s accident. Pierre saw the tractor on the side of the track and got shocked. Here, in this article, check the complete details of the matter. Read the article to the end to find out what exactly happened.
Reports claim that Gasly yelled over his team radio about the same thing, but he was mistakenly guilty of exceeding the speed limit while the race was in progress. Pierre Gasly saw the stewards over that incident, where he was given a 20-second time penalty and two license points. It is said that the French racer could have been more aware of the conditions and that he was driving at over 200 km/h.
Pierre Gasly Penalised By FIA For Overspeeding
Steward reports that after passing the scene of the incident, car 10 continued under the red flag situation and its speed exceeded 200 km/h and at one point it even reached 251 km/h. Pierre admitted his mistake and said that he understands that there could have been obstacles or marshals on the track and that he was too fast. During the race interruption, other drivers chipped in and expressed their outrage at the truck’s presence on the racetrack.
One of the first people to tweet was Lando Norris. Taking to Twitter, he wrote that they lost a life in this situation years ago and that they risk their lives in conditions like this. Lando went on to call the incident unacceptable. Apart from him, Sergio Perez also posted on Twitter. He wrote that how can they make it clear that they never want to see a crane on the track and that they lost Jules because of that mistake. “I hope this is the last time ever I see a crane on track”, added Sergio further.
The incident was only one of many events that kept the Japanese Grand Prix in the wrong kind of headlines. Meanwhile, Pierre Gasly reportedly finished 18th because of the restart from the red flag that could have been initiated earlier. On another side, Max Verstappen clinched his second straight championship. Stay connected with Social Telecast for more updates and the latest news happening across the world.