The jury of the Tuscan GP contented themselves with sharing warnings about the ferocious mass crash seen in the race. In the process Valtteri Bottas was found to have worked correctly
The race saw several crashes and exits. One of the wildest situations occurred after the first restart, when Antonio Giovinazzi, Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz ha Nicholas latifi were in a mass crash on the starting line.
Bottas, who led the race, crawled before the restart, peddling the best starting position.
When the top cars fired into the journey, there was already a rumble in the back. The hose had broken, causing the cars to travel at different speeds.
Magnussen, who was in the middle of the hose, had to brake suddenly to avoid a collision with the cars ahead.
Giovinazzi, who was driving behind, didn’t have time to react to the braking, but rushed towards the Haas driver. Sainz and Latifi were also involved in the crash.
Bunch of warnings
The International Automobile Federation investigated the case and invited Magnussen, Latif and Daniil Kvjatin to be heard by the jury.
F1 rules state that drivers must proceed at a certain pace before the safety car returns to the depot. Drivers must not accelerate or decelerate abruptly or “take any other action likely to endanger other drivers or impair the restart”.
In the jury’s decision, several drivers were found to have violated this rule. It caused a chain reaction that resulted in an accident.
There were a total of 12 warned drivers: Magnussen, Kvjat, Latifi, Giovinazzi, Sainz, Alexander Albon, Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon and George Russell.
Instead, Bottas received clean papers from the jury. The jury of which Mugello was a member Mika Salo, felt that Bottas was the first car to operate the hose in the way allowed by the rules. He determined the pace to which others had to adapt.