Sergio Perez drops out of fourth place and is set to start 13th for Saturday’s Sprint race after receiving a penalty for leaving the track without justifiable reason; watch all the action live on Sky Sports F1 – with the Sprint race at 3.30pm on Saturday, uphill from 2.30pm
Last update: 08/07/22 20:48
Johnny Herbert analyzes what went wrong with Sergio Perez’s deleted round which is currently under investigation.
Sergio Perez was penalized after qualifying for the Austrian GP and dropped to 13th on the grid for Saturday’s Sprint race.
Replays showed Perez crossing the white lines at Turn 8 on his fastest Q2 lap, but despite it being noted by the F1 stewards, the Red Bull driver continued the session and finished qualifying with a fourth temporary seat.
Finishing in P4, Sergio Perez was unhappy with his performance in Friday’s qualifying, however, he is hopeful for Sunday’s race.
After qualifying, Perez was summoned to the stewards for an “alleged breach of Article 33.3 of the Formula 1 Sporting Regulations – Leaving the track without justifiable reason at 5:39 p.m.” and went on to achieve all of his Q3 lap times plus his last lap of Q2 deleted.
This means he is ready to start the Sprint from 13th place, where his previous fastest Q2 time would place him.
In a statement, the FIA said that while Red Bull has argued that leaving the track is not a case of “gaining a lasting advantage”, it is “leaving the track without justifiable reason”, which is another. section of the rule that is being applied.
New provisional grid: Austrian Sprint GP
|1)||Max VerstappenRed Bull|
|2)||Charles Leclerc Ferrari|
|3)||Carlos Sainz, Ferrari|
|4)||George Russell, Mercedes|
|5)||Esteban Ocon, Alpine|
|6)||Kevin Magnussen, Haas|
|seven)||Mick Schumacher Haas|
|8)||Fernando Alonso, Alpine|
|9)||Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes|
|ten)||Pierre Gasly, Alpha Tauri|
|11)||Alex Albon Williams|
|12)||Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo|
|13)||Sergio Perez, Red Bull|
|14)||Yuki Tsunoda, Alpha Tauri|
|15)||Lando Norris, McLaren|
|16)||Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren|
|17)||Lance Stroll, Aston Martin|
|18)||Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo|
|19)||Nicholas Latifi, Williams|
|20)||Sebastien Vettel, Aston Martin|
Suddenly, George Russell climbed to fourth place, Pierre Gasly was brought back into the top 10 and Lewis Hamilton will start the Sprint in ninth place.
Sergio Perez runs wide and goes off the track at turn four during practice 1 of the Austrian GP
Austrian GP: Provisional sprint grid, Top 10
1) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
3) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
4) George Russell, Mercedes
5) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
6) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
7) Mick Schumacher, Haas
8) Fernando Alonso, Alpine
9) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
10) Pierre Gasly, Alpha Tauri
Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP live schedule
9:30 a.m.: Sprint F3
11:00 a.m.: second practice of the Austrian GP (the session starts at 11:30 a.m.)
2:30 p.m.: Preparation for the Austrian GP sprint
3:30 p.m.: Austrian GP Sprint
4:50 p.m.: Sprint F2
7:30 a.m.: F3 Feature Race
9:00 a.m.: F2 Feature Race
12:30 a.m.: Grand Prix on Sunday: preparation for the Austrian GP
2 p.m.: THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
4 p.m.: Checkered flag: Reaction from the Austrian GP
5 p.m.: Ted’s notebook
F1 2022 is heading to Austria this weekend and the Sprint is back! Join Sky Sports F1 for extensive coverage, with the Sprint starting at 3.30pm on Saturday and the race at 2pm on Sunday.