Valtteri Bottas is the first of the three drivers who had to come to the stewards who has been given a penalty. The Finn has admitted not seeing the yellow flags and will receive a three-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race.
FIA documents show that Bottas has admitted that he failed to see the yellow flag, which prevented him from going off the gas and thus breaking the usual rule, despite Pierre Gasly’s car clearly on the long straight. was standing. Ignoring a yellow flag is illegal under the rules and with a single yellow flag it is customary to go off the gas.
Carlos Sainz is ultimately the happiest of the three men who had to pay a visit to the stewards today. After further investigation, the Spaniard did turn off his gas when he saw the stationary Gasly, despite not having observed the yellow flags. There will therefore be no penalty for Sainz, so that the Spaniard can leave on Sunday from P5, in front of Bottas.