Race winner Perez faces an FIA stewards investigation for not sticking to inside 10 automobile lengths behind the protection automobile rule throughout a race restart, which implies his Singapore GP victory stays provisional till an consequence is reached.
However Ferrari boss Binotto says he is “curious” concerning the investigation as a result of his staff feels Perez doubtlessly broke the rule on two events, which might consequence within the Mexican being given the penalty twice.
Binotto, who referenced Antonio Giovinazzi getting the same penalty, needs to attend for the investigation consequence which might hand victory to Charles Leclerc earlier than judging the incidents however hopes for a penalty handy Leclerc the victory.
Perez received the race by 7.595s but when he was given a complete penalty of 10 seconds it might give the win to the Ferrari driver.
“We have to wait on the stewards choice which will probably be at 23.55pm, I’m very curious to see, there have been two infringements behind the protection automobile, so it may possibly twice be a penalty. However we will solely belief on what they’ll determine,” Binotto advised Sky Sports activities F1.
“We imagine that is the infringement, the final time it occurred I believe it was Giovinazzi in 2020, which was a five-second penalty [Giovinazzi got a 10-second penalty for driving too close to a crane behind the safety car in the 2019 Singapore GP].
“Once more we aren’t there, we cannot take part within the summons, so it’s troublesome for us to guage. So we are going to merely wait and hopefully it may possibly change the ultimate consequence in the present day.”
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Crimson Bull staff boss Christian Horner would not imagine Perez will probably be penalised as he feels there are mitigating circumstances as a result of F1 vehicles being unfold out on the time whereas making an attempt to keep up temperature of their tyres.
“They’ve heard his aspect of the story. However I believe there’s so many precedents that we have seen, even in latest previous the place there’s been a concertina occurring each up and down the sphere, we see it. We have seen it even on formation laps,” Horner mentioned.
“I believe, once more, the mitigating surfaces have been that the protection automobile was simply driving so sluggish. They usually’d spent what 30-odd laps on inter tyres, they’re all on the market on a set of slicks.
“You might hear Checo screaming to get [on], as a result of they choose him up first. So he bought no temperature in his tyres. I might be completely amazed if there was something.”
Earlier within the season Sebastian Vettel confronted an investigation for a similar offence on the Canadian GP and prevented a penalty as a result of he re-closed the hole and different drivers have been additionally permitting massive gaps to be created behind the protection automobile.