Between MotoGP and Formula 1 Today was the day of the canceled laps for motorsport. At Imola Lando, Norris saw a historic front row position disappear behind Lewis Hamilton due to a sensor approving it even though the images were not clear he has exceeded the route limits and strangely enough, the same thing happened – for exactly the same reason – Maverick Vinales qualifying for the Portimao GP.
“I thought it was a yellow flag – said Maverick – and when I go into the box they tell me I touched the green and say “There is no way I touched the green because I didn’t touch it.”
As mentioned, the pictures do not make it clear what happened. Did Vinales get a better idea?
“I checked, I can’t understand because most of the tire was inside and You can’t understand if the tire is touching the green. It is impossible to understand, but these are the rules, there is nothing we can do. When it’s clear, that’s what it is, and that’s it. But it’s not clear. Maybe they can give me five more positions than just canceling the lap. “
Will Yamaha have any means of appeal against this decision?
“This is the rule, you can’t say anything, you can’t appeal. We knew the stewards many years ago and so it is. I was the first and this way I have to be P12 so it’s a person’s judgment and it’s what it is. “
In any case, your performance was pretty convincing, even if the twelfth position doesn’t show it. Are you satisfied?
“Absolutely yes, I feel good on the bike and without this lap cancellation I made myself P1 or P2, So we can’t say more, because today was a good day. “
What can you do tomorrow Which race do you expect
“Tomorrow will be a sprint race, I have no other solutions. I have to fight immediately and overtake as many drivers as possibleI am ready to attack. I have a good racing pace with used tires and I know what to do. “
Between yesterday and today, the Yamaha seems to have taken a big step forward. What did you focus on?
“We made significant Electronics improvements and now we have better traction. We are still working on the engine brake. “