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Leclerc’s late defensive transfer “clearly not allowed within the guidelines”

Leclerc’s late defensive transfer “clearly not allowed within the guidelines”


George Russell says he was unable to get previous Charles Leclerc earlier within the race because the Ferrari driver was going unpunished for defensive strikes which broke the rules.

The Mercedes driver complained on his radio throughout the race that Leclerc had gone too far by altering his line to defend his place whereas they had been within the braking zone at Vale.

“I did my greatest to overhaul Charles,” Russell informed media together with RaceFans afterwards, “some questionable defending at factors.”

“Below braking in flip 16, I used to be about to lunge him down the within and proper within the braking zone he got here throughout fairly aggressively,” stated Russell. “That’s clearly not allowed within the guidelines.”

He complained the stewards didn’t intervene over Leclerc’s defence, saying it value him one of many few possibilities he needed to get forward.

“I feel they gave him a slap on the wrist, however while you’ve bought one overtaking alternative and also you get form of a warning for it, it’s a bit irritating,” stated Russell.

Nonetheless Russell, who’s a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation, stated he doesn’t plan to boost his considerations over Leclerc’s driving.

“I don’t really feel I have to,” he added. “It was very borderline, I would like to have a look at the video once more it felt on the restrict from inside the automotive, or perhaps simply over the restrict. I’ve not seen the replay, I’m not too involved about it proper now.”

Russell doubts he would have completed any larger if he had been capable of go Leclerc the primary time he tried.

“It wouldn’t have modified my race,” he stated. “Had I bought previous him, it in all probability would have meant I might have boxed even earlier. In all probability each the McLarens would have pitted to cowl me up, so I nonetheless in all probability would have completed fifth.”

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