Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were summoned by the Stewards of the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix after a protest from Ferrari claiming both Red Bull drivers violation the pit exit rules.
Sergio Perez took victory after a hectic Monaco Grand Prix, and teammate Max Verstappen was third, the pair being split by Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari, as Charles Leclerc took fourth.
But Ferrari claim that the Red Bull drivers have violated the rules of the pit exit, failing to stay right of the yellow line, and lodged in a protest with the Stewards, as no action was taken during the race.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said after the race on Sky Sports F1: “As Ferrari, we are disappointed because we believe there was a clear breach of regulations on the two Red Bull going on the yellow line exiting the pit.
“I think it was not close, it was on the line and if you look at the intonation of the sporting code it is saying crossing but we had a clarification in Turkey 2020 to avoid any discussions and if you look at the race driver notes it indicates staying to the right.
“So, being on the line is breaching the race director notes and I think each single team has a duty and a task to follow the race director notes.
“So for us that is something unclear and we are still seeking clarification from the FIA and we will be happy to have as soon as possible our feedback,” he concluded.
It seems that Ferrari have actually gone through with the protest as the FIA published two documents on their website numbered 56 and 57.
Both documents state that Verstappen and Perez have been summoned before the Stewards “in relation to the two Protests lodged by Scuderia Ferrari against Car 1 and Car 11 for allegedly failing to stay to the right of the yellow line at pit exit”.
More updates to follow…