Perez to start Qatar GP from pit lane but avoids further penalty for ‘3rd car’

The Mexican qualified 13th for Sunday’s race but a crash involving Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg in the sprint race left his Red Bull car damaged beyond repair. Red Bull were deemed to have built a chassis to more than an assembly comprising a survival cell - without the FIA’s supervision. This work also took place outside of the time frame all cars are required to be “covered and ready for FIA seals to be applied in order to ensure that they remain secure until the following day.” Effectively, Red Bull have built a third car and are guilty of the same offence…

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