Hearing criticism from racers that the safety car had turned off the lights too late before the start of the race in Mugello, race director Michael Masi said that even the Formula 3 racers coped with a similar situation. Esteban Ocon has a different view of the situation …
Esteban Ocon: “The safety car turned out the lights much later than usual than we expected in this situation.
Before that, the engineer told me that the safety car would leave on this lap, but everyone around was driving at a calm pace, as if they knew that we would drive another lap in this mode. And I decided that there was a misunderstanding with the team.
We drove slowly for a very long time, the peloton gathered in a dense group, then everyone began to accelerate at different times. It took me by surprise. It’s also good that they didn’t hit me from behind, but not everyone was so lucky. “