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Mazepin penalised for Perez "near-collision" and not ignoring blue flags - FIA

Ewan Gale Monday 3 May 2021 16:31 FIA race director Michael Masi has explained the reasoning for Nikita Mazepin's penalty during the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Haas driver was handed a five-second time penalty for impeding then-race leader Sergio Perez at turn three by swinging across the apex and almost causing a collision. Article continues under video Mazepin's team principal Guenther Steiner offered his own explanation for the mix-up and Masi confirmed the penalty was not given for the accumulation of blue flags bypassed. "With Nikita's penalty, it was not so much the number of blue flags that were ignored, it was more so the incident that was shown on the broadcast with Sergio at...
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