The Alpine Renault Spaniard will start from 8th on Sunday, but has Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) in 7th and 5th ahead of him, while those drivers crashed their cars into the crash barriers and caused a premature end. of the session. The competitors could no longer try to improve their lap time.
“They cause a red flag with their crash, but their teams are allowed to repair the cars so that they can start the race from their qualifying position on Sunday. All other cars enter the Parc Fermé and must not be touched. That’s not entirely fair in my opinion,” said the two-time world champion.
“It was chaotic and messy with four red flags. Then it is difficult to get into your rhythm and get a good grip on the track. It’s a street circuit and I think you have to drive at 98 percent to avoid crashes. There are drivers who overestimate their abilities a bit.”
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