Team principals want solutions for Monza qualifying traffic

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 10: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda leaves the garage during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 10, 2021 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Otmar Szafnauer and Christian Horner believe that F1 needs to take action to make qualifying sessions at Monza safer.

Why it matters: Drivers in both Formula 1 and Formula 2 did plenty of maneuvers in order to get slipstream in qualifying, which could have led to unsafe situations on the track.

What they had to say:

  • “A lot of people were involved. It’s because the value of a tow is so high around here, that people try those types of things. We’ve got to think about how to do that better,” Szafnauer told Motorsport.com.
  • “It does need to be safe. And, of course, the pit lane is getting a little bit nuts as well. Thankfully there were no incidents today [on Friday], but it’s something we should definitely have a good look at,” Horner told Sky Sports.
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