Austrian Grand Prix 2021 - Eleven drivers summoned to stewards after Kimi Raikkonen-Sebastian Vettel crash
FIA stewards summoned 11 drivers after an incident-packed Austrian Grand Prix. A crash between Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel marred the final lap and stewards have launched several investigations, including against George Russell. “It must have been a misunderstanding. For sure there was no intention from my side," Vettel said after the race.
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Alfa Romeo Racing C41 Ferrari during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria
Eleven drivers were summoned to the FIA stewards after a final-lap crash between Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Aston Martin’s Vettel and Alfa Romero driver Raikkonen were called in for an investigation after a collision in the final lap sent both cards spinning into the gravel.
More than half the grid were involved in incidents and Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez , Daniel Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly, Antonio Giovinazzi, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin and George Russell were also called to see the stewards.
FIA stewards warned eight drivers of failing to slow down enough.
Sainz (5th), Perez (6th), Ricciardo (7th), Leclerc (8th), Gasly (9th), Giovinazzi (14th), Latifi (15th) and Mazepin (19th) visited the stewards after the race, as well as Russell, Vettel and Raikkonen.
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While F1 will continue to investigate the incidents during the Austrian Grand Prix, it was another flawless performance from Verstappen.
The Red Bull star was unstoppable once again to pick up his third win in a row and opened the gap between him and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.
"We are miles away from [Red Bull]. We need all hands on deck,” Hamilton said after another disappointing grand prix.
"They have brought a lot of upgrades over the last few races - and we haven't brought any."