user icon
user icon

Alain Prost: "Corner cutting a serious problem"

  • Published on 04 Nov 2016 13:04
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Four time world champion Alain Prost believes that Charlie Whiting has a question to answer in the wake of last weekend's Mexican Grand Prix.

Prost was referring to a controversy about drivers cutting corners at the Mexico City circuit.

Daniel Ricciardo in particular was furious, when Lewis Hamilton was not penalised despite getting a big advantage at the first corner by running through the grass.

Four time world champion Prost thinks the biggest problem is the inconsistency, with Verstappen punished but race winner Hamilton not.

"I do not judge any of the drivers, it's just necessary to ask if there is a rule or not," he told the French broadcaster Canal Plus.

"At the start, Lewis made a mistake and got the advantage, but then there was the safety car so he lost that advantage."

"So it's necessary to ask the FIA and Charlie Whiting what would have happened with Hamilton if there was no safety car."

"Otherwise, everyone who starts from pole position but is afraid of losing their lead at the beginning of the race should just cut the first corner. It's a serious problem," added Prost.
 

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • denis1304

    Posts: 275

    any exit of track with 4 wheels and you get 10 seconds engine RPMs limited to 5000, but not if you get nudge from other driver

    • + 0
    • Nov 4 2016 - 20:34

AT Styrian Grand Prix

Local time 

View more photos

AT Styrian Grand Prix

Local time 

View more photos

Related news

Give your opinion!

Who was your Austrian GP driver of the day?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Country Netherlands
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (22)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), Netherlands
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
See full schedule
show sidebar