Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes that there is no need to investigate Sergio Perez’s crash in Monaco earlier this year.
After Max Verstappen refused to let Perez pass at the end of the Sao Paulo GP, reports emerged that it was the Dutchman’s response to his teammate having allegedly crashed on purpose in the Monaco GP qualifying.
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem stated that they are ready to investigate the incident in case a complaint is made.
Nevertheless, Wolff doubts that Perez has crashed the car deliberately.
“We haven’t got the data, Monaco is always pretty bad on GPS,” he said.
“I’ve known Sergio for a long time, would a driver really put his car in the wall and risk his gearbox?
“In the way that it was done, you could be going all the way to the back of the grid with such an incident.
“For me, if you want to park your car, you do it in a different way.
“We’ve had enough PR crisis in the last couple of weeks around that team, and I think we don’t need another one.”