No investigation necessary for lap 1 crash – Masi

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Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has said the incident between Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc did not need to be investigated.

On lap one, the two drivers touched up the hill, causing Gasly to retire and giving Leclerc wing damage which he needed to pit to repair. Gasly was calling for a penalty, as were some fans, but Masi deemed an investigation unnecessary.

“The contact was deemed one of those that was a first lap-type matter and, considering the whole situation, it was noted but no further investigation was necessary.” Masi said.

Instead, F1’s race director warned that burnouts would not be tolerated down the start-finish stretch, garnering an equal amount of controversy from the fans. Formula 1 goes back to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend.

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