Nasr handed reprimand for track limits breach

Felipe Nasr has earned his first reprimand of the season for not following the right track limits procedures in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

The FIA has introduced a line and bollard system at the opening sequence of corners of the Marina Bay circuit to ensure drivers cannot gain an advantage by running wide.

Drivers are supposed to keep to the right of a special arrowed marker board before rejoining the circuit at Turn 3 – something Nasr did not do.

A statement from the stewards said: “The driver admitted he had not passed to the right of the block. As this occurred in Free Practice and not Qualifying or the Race, a reprimand is warranted.”

Sainz no action

Carlos Sainz had also been summoned to see the stewards after first practice, for allegedly having not slowed during a yellow flag period.

But after analysis of data, the stewards decided that the Spaniard had slowed sufficiently.

A statement said: “A comparison of telemetry of the lap concerned (his 26th lap) with the previous lap initially indicated that the driver braked late under the yellow flags.

“However, the driver explained that the previous lap had been abnormal. A comparison against his 14th lap clearly indicated that he had braked earlier under the yellow flags and had slowed through that section compared to the faster lap.”

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Series Formula 1
Event Singapore GP
Track Singapore Street Circuit
Drivers Carlos Sainz , Felipe Nasr
Article type Breaking news