Offbeat Stroll angry: "Ridiculous" that Charles Leclerc does not get a penalty

21:05  27 september  2020
21:05  27 september  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Lance Stroll thinks it is "ridiculous" that Charles Leclerc did not receive a penalty during the race in Russia he turned the Racing Point driver around on the first lap and sent him into the wall. Stroll collided with the Ferrari driver in the start phase and then crashed into the barrier. Leclerc could continue, for the Canadian came the end.

"I'm really surprised that he didn't get a penalty," Stroll told Sky Sports F1 after the race. "I gave him a lot of space. I drove the entire corner on the outside and he just touched me in the back right. I gave him all the space I could. I was just unlucky."

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Stroll is convinced that Leclerc could have prevented the accident: "He didn't have to go so far outside and into me. It's kind of ridiculous that he didn't get a penalty."

What would have been possible can only be speculated, but Stroll believes: "a lot". At the time of the accident he was directly behind team-mate Sergio Perez, who finished fourth in the end. "We were on a good tire, so it's a shame."

Charles Leclerc, however, got out of the situation unscathed and was able to look forward to sixth place at the finish. "That was a surprise," admits the Monegasse. Because on Friday he didn't get along well and especially didn't feel good in the racing simulation. "So I didn't expect such a jump on today. Sixth place is definitely the best we could get today."

Above all, it was a small resurrection for Ferrari after the poor results of the previous triple header. "I'm really happy because we've come from very, very difficult weekends. It was pretty tough, especially mentally," admitted Leclerc. "Finally we have a race where you could see the positive signs of the car and me too."

There are such opportunities that Ferrari must seize. "Today was such a day, I'm really happy about it," said Leclerc, who is only eight points behind fourth place in the drivers' championship. "I drove well today."

Lance Stroll should see it differently.

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