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Masi confirms Hamilton/Perez battle did not break rules

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 10: Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda leads Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on October 10, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Michael Masi believes that Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez had a fair battle during the Turkish Grand Prix.

Why it matters: Hamilton and Perez had a tight battle and the Mexican even went through the left side of the pit entry bollard. However, no one was penalized.


  • Masi believes that both drivers raced in a proper way.
  • The F1 race director reveals that neither Mercedes nor Red Bull complained to the direction.

What he had to say:

  • “I had a look at it, absolutely, but our regulations state in the notes that you only have to keep to the left of the bollard if you’re committed to entering [the] pit lane.”
  • “So [there was] nothing in it. It was good, hard racing between the two of them.”
  • “Neither team, funnily enough, raised a question. Neither Mercedes nor Red Bull. Good, hard fight, play on.”
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