Twelve Formula 1 drivers are cautioned for their part in the crash in the restart of the Tuscan Grand Prix which caused the race being red .
The race in Mugello was suspended on lap seven days following a multi-car episode on the pit right as the area came about to restart the race after an early safety car period.
The episode led to Antonio Giovinazzi, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi and Carlos Sainz Jr all retiring in the race because of collision damage, without debris being left strewn throughout the circuit.
Since the area came into the control line at which they have the ability to go back to racing speed out of, directed by Valtteri Bottas, a range of drivers farther back seemed to quicken earlier and crash to cars beforehand.
The stewards quickly affirmed they’d be investigating the incident after the race, summoning lots of motorists for their activities under the safety car.
After assembly Magnussen, Latifi and Daniil Kvyat, and contemplating the onboard footage and telemetry accessible, the race stewards in Mugello chose to hand 12 drivers a warning.
These drivers were Magnussen, Kvyat, Latifi, Giovinazzi, Sainz, Alexander Albon, Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, Esteban Ocon and George Russell.
“The stewards conclude that the root cause of the episode was that the inconsistent application of throttle and brake, in the finished corner across the pit straight, from the aforementioned drivers,” the bulletin reads.
“The stewards admit the challenges that the positioning of this control line gifts at this point and also the need for motorists to make the most of this restart.
“Nevertheless this episode illustrates the need for caution to be exercised from the restart scenario and also notice there was an intense concertina effect which radically increased because it moved down the area.
“We note that some motorists may have prevented being involved in the incident had they never followed right behind the vehicle in front.
“By doing this they blocked off most of visibility of what was occurring immediately in the front of the previous car.
“A warning was enforced as it’s the perspective of the stewards which nobody motorist was completely or primarily to blame”
A warning a part of this FIA-appointed stewards’ penalty system, but does not have any bearing on motorists’ superlicences, unlike a reprimand.
Rush leader Bottas came under fire from Haas’ Romain Grosjean for slowing the area to the command line, together with all the Mercedes driver defending his actions following the race.
The stewards agreed that Bottas had”complied with all the regulations” because he”had the right under regulations to dictate the rate”.