And, as FIA race director Charlie Whiting explained, there was no grey area here: Ricciardo had broken the rules.
Drivers are given a clear target for how much they must slow down by in these situations and it was clear Ricciardo hadn’t hit it. Drivers must be above a minimum time [i.e. slower]
“The regulations say you have to be positive [above the minimum time] at least once in every marshalling sector,” said Whiting. “So generally you’ve got 20 light panels around the track, you’ve got 20 marshalling sectors, so they have to be positive at least once.
nothing official yet!
I meant thats what they got.
13:53 Instead, Hamilton's main championship rival Sebastian Vettel got himself in trouble with the stewards over an alleged red flag offence.
13:54 Should he be penalised - and that is the usual outcome in such cases - it will be another two barrels unloaded straight into the foot of Ferrari's already limping title challenge.
Funny you should mention that.