Components 1 drivers will talk about the problem of a crane nonetheless being out on monitor throughout a qualifying session in Turkey with race director Michael Masi in Bahrain this weekend.
The Q2 session on the Turkish Grand Prix was resumed with the restoration automobile nonetheless on the circuit, having been delayed in finishing its removing of Nicholas Latifi’s stranded Williams at Flip 8.
Masi defined that the incident had been triggered by false assurances from the clerk of the course, and mentioned that the FIA would review its procedures as a result.
However the deadly accidents suffered by Jules Bianchi after colliding with a restoration automobile on the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix meant drivers had been deeply sad that the session had been green-lit in any respect.
Talking in Bahrain, Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation (GPDA) director Sebastian Vettel reiterated remarks following his third-place end in Turkey that there should be “zero tolerance” for such mistakes.
“I believe everyone is aware of what occurred and everyone is aware of why there ought to be a zero tolerance for this,” he mentioned.
“Clearly, that was a mistake that it even received that far. Will probably be addressed.
“I believe the primary factor, no matter is popping out, is that we’re not having and never seeing the identical factor occurring once more, as a result of we all know and you already know the results it may well have.
“In order that’s why I believe it is necessary to deal with it, which we’ll and which it’s from many sides and completely different angles.
“And as I mentioned, the important thing might be that we are going to not have one thing related occurring once more.”
Fellow GPDA director Romain Grosjean mentioned that the problem had been raised post-race with the FIA, and additional talks would happen in Friday night time’s drivers’ briefing to make sure that such an incident doesn’t happen once more.
“Sure, there’s been some comply with up, and, sure, I imagine will probably be mentioned on the drivers’ briefing,” mentioned the Haas driver.
“I believe all of the drivers are aligned on this and we simply wish to make it possible for it would not occur once more.”
Kimi Raikkonen, who was one of many first drivers upon the scene with the crane nonetheless on the monitor, mentioned that simply having double yellow flags within the incident was not ok.
“I form of may see that may occur, as a result of they had been nonetheless recovering the automobile once they began the session,” defined the Alfa Romeo driver.
“Then clearly after we went via, with the automobile in Flip 8, I believe there have been yellow flags or one thing.
“However in these circumstances, particularly with how slippery it was, it would not matter even should you go gradual. You possibly can lose the automobile and it’s miles from ultimate.
“I believe it might have been higher to attend till they pulled the automobile out and cleared the run-off areas, since you by no means know.
“We will go gradual for us, but it surely nonetheless is perhaps 120 km/h, or one thing like that. And once you lose it on these circumstances, you might have zero management the place you’re going to find yourself.”
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