Sergio Perez said he has “nothing to say” on Max Verstappen’s lack of penalty for two cases of impeding in Singapore. Lewis Hamilton pushes him: “Are you sure? You always have an opinion on things.”
At Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying, Max Verstappen was under investigation for two cases of impeding drivers, but ultimately only received two reprimands.
This caused quite an uproar among some fans and observers, as usually drivers receive grid penalties for these types of cases.
At the Japanese Grand Prix Thursday press conference, drivers were asked what their opinion was on this case, and whether they are worried about consistency.
Among the drivers present were Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez.
“Nothing to say on it,” Perez said.
Lewis then pushed him: “Are you sure? You always have an opinion on things.”
Perez did not relent.
“Not on this one,” the Mexican said.
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“What should I say on this one? I pass it to you.”
Lewis then asked him: “Are you allowed to park at the end of the pit lane on the way out?”
Perez conceded that it was not allowed.
“Not wait for that long, but it’s something that probably in the future we’re allowed now.”
Lewis then continued:
“Just asking, because I didn’t know. I don’t really know what to say. I didn’t really see them.
“Obviously I was in the pit lane when everyone stopped and I couldn’t see what was happening up ahead.
“And we always push and work as closely as we can with the FIA to have consistency and there is some variation so we have to continue to work on it for sure,” the Briton concluded.