Lando Norris thinks the motive force penalty factors system that leaves him prone to a one-race ban is “silly” and is missing in widespread sense.
The McLaren driver might be 4 penalty factors away from a ban when System 1 subsequent races on the British Grand Prix, along with his present tally of 10 factors decreasing by two earlier than Silverstone. However he might be on at the very least eight factors till the center of November, and after choosing up two for his battle with Sergio Perez early within the final race in Austria, Norris says the system is fallacious.
“Effectively, simply in case, Zak (Brown) is able to bounce in once I can’t… when one thing occurs once more,” Norris mentioned. “For my part, they need to be selections about when somebody’s executed one thing harmful and put somebody in hurt’s manner, executed one thing that they shouldn’t have executed; after which you could have racing and when folks have to make use of widespread sense.
“Just like the incident in Baku with the crimson flag and never boxing once I ought to have executed — I didn’t put anybody in hurt’s manner. The truth is it was the other and I did the whole lot safely. Why ought to I deserve penalty factors for that? Why ought to I deserve penalty factors (from final Sunday’s Austrian GP) for somebody going into the gravel?
“Nothing I’ve executed is harmful … possibly in some circumstances you deserve an on-track penalty, since you’ve executed one thing unhealthy by way of racing and also you simply made a mistake; however then you could have issues that folks do from time to time that are purely harmful.
“When you do genuinely overtake (beneath) a yellow flag and do one thing else that’s clearly a rule that can put folks at risk, then I perceive penalty factors for a driver and if that provides up, you get a driver ban or race ban; however for little issues like this, it’s silly in my view. It’s not what System 1 must be.
“I don’t know. I’d anticipate and hope that different folks would again me up on this sort of opinion.”
Max Verstappen did again Norris up, saying the truth that the Briton acquired two penalty factors for a borderline determination about forcing one other driver off-track means six shut battles might find yourself seeing him banned.
“When you would have six of those incidents, I don’t suppose you deserve a ban for what he did or no matter,” Verstappen mentioned. “I feel it’s simply not appropriate.
“I’ve been there myself — I used to be at 9 at some factors myself — and it’s the way it goes however I don’t suppose with the issues that you simply bought the penalty factors for, say you’ll get to 12, you don’t deserve a ban for that. I’ve mentioned it earlier than, that we must always look into that.”