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Perez reprimand is “big issue” for the sport - Szafnauer

Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer is to respond to the FIA over Sergio Perez’s reprimand during Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix. Szafnauer has warned that punishing the kind of “hard defending” Perez made in a late-race battle with AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly could be a “big issue” for the sport. Article continues under video The Mexican was handed a second reprimand in two days for being ‘too close to the limit’ in defence of his fifth position against Gasly, but Szafnauer believes the move was not only fair but exactly what the sport should be about. “Isn’t that what the fans want, hard defending, good racing?” said Szafnauer. “If we start reprimanding...
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