F1 » Kimi takes Perez ‘punishment’ to new level


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This is from the official rules in the FIA's website. 20.3 More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position off-line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner. 20.4 Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. Whilst defending in this way the driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason. For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be 'a significant portion'. To me, both were taking a risk, Kimi for squeezing and Checo for risking it a bit late under braking. You can look it up in the FIA's website.



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