Ocon perez formula 1 f1 Imola

No action taken following Perez and Ocon FP1 collision

Ocon perez formula 1 f1 Imola

Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon will not face action from the stewards following their collision during FP1 ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.

The two drivers stopped out on track after making contact, with a red flag being brought out to halt the session as a result.

Following the conclusion of FP1 the drivers met with race stewards, after which it was announced that no further action would be taken.

In a statement issued following the hearing, it was explained that communication issues between the teams and drivers played a part in the incident.

“Ocon slowed before Turn 5 in order to let Perez by, as well as moving entirely to the inside of the turn,” the stewards ruling read. “Perez was on a fast lap.

“The two cars reached the apex at the same time, and just barely touched wheels.

“In the end, both drivers agreed in the hearing that it was an unfortunate miscommunication of timing between them, not helped by the fact that both drivers had limited or no communications with their teams at the time. Both drivers agreed that neither was at fault.”