Sainz banned from F1 grid in Turkey

McLaren’s poor strategic decision in Q2, opting to start with intermediate with his two cars, cost Carlos Sainz to enter the top 10 this crazy Saturday. But the stewards deepened the wound an hour after finishing qualifying.

After having switched to extreme rain tires, Sainz came out of the pits as Checo Pérez reached turn 1. The Racing Point driver caught him in turns 2/3 and the Spaniard, against him. spray in suspension could not see him.

The Mexican’s complaints were immediate on the team’s radio and the FIA ​​commissioners announced that they would investigate him after qualifying. After having listened to the two involved and their teams, they have decided to point out Sainz as guilty for having “unnecessarily” impeded Pérez during several corners.

“Although the terms extraordinary of the circuit influenced the situation, the team’s radio communications clearly warned Sainz that Pérez was behind, “the judges say in their statement.

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Thus, they decided to impose three places on the grid based on article 31.5 of the F1 sports regulations, and a penalty point on his card, the only one he has accumulated in the last 12 months.

That relegates the Spaniard to 16th place on the grid provisionally, as the stewards announced that they would review the times of all those who improved at the end of Q1 with a yellow flag at Turn 8 because of Nicholas Latifi’s off-track.

Sainz asked the stewards for some clemency after getting off the car after setting the 13th fastest time in Q2, but they did not heed his request.

“I don’t know, I don’t see, I can’t see it, you try to get out of the pits and warm up the tires and I hope the stewards take all that into account, that it was a very strange qualifying, out of the ordinary, and that everyone was there trying to warm up tires, with wet mirrors… you can’t do anything, “said the Madrid native.

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Stewards pull Nicholas Latifi’s car, Williams FW43, out of a gravel trap

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Pole Winner Lance Stroll, Racing Point celebrates

Pole Winner Lance Stroll, Racing Point celebrates

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Pole Winner Lance Stroll, Racing Point celebrates

Pole Winner Lance Stroll, Racing Point celebrates

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Alex Albon, Red Bull Racing RB16

Alex Albon, Red Bull Racing RB16

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Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL35

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Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

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Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

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Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20, Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20, Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

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Sergio Pérez, Racing Point

Sergio Pérez, Racing Point

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Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11

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Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

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Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20

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Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP20, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35, Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35, Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35, Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35, Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16

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Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW43

Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW43

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Nicholas Latifi, Williams Racing, drives away from his stranded car

Nicholas Latifi, Williams Racing, drives away from his stranded car

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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT01

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT01

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Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20

Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20

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Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20

Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-20

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Safety Car

Safety Car

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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF1000

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Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

Sergio Pérez, Racing Point RP20

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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11, Daniil Kvyat, AlphaTauri AT01

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