Carlos Sainz thinks that the incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the Sao Paulo GP shows that gravel traps are needed in F1.


  • Sainz assures that gravel traps make the drivers respect track limits more.
  • The Spaniard believes that the availability of gravel traps will make the review of incidents significantly easier for the stewards.

What he had to say:

  • “I personally think that this issue would be solved with a gravel trap on the exit of turn 4.”
  • “I think you also saw at the start today [on Sunday] a few cars – including ourselves – going wide in turn 4. If there had been a gravel trap, we wouldn’t have gone there.”
  • “And instead of actually it being an issue for the stewards, if you put a gravel trap there, it wouldn’t be an issue for the stewards, for Michael [Masi, FIA race director], for Lewis, for Max or for us.”

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