Andrea Stella: There should never ever be contact between two McLaren cars

“There was contact, which doesn’t fit the way we go racing at McLaren.”

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Andrea Stella: There should never ever be contact between two McLaren cars
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McLaren F1 boss Andrea Stella may be angry after the Italian GP. Oscar Piastri touched his teammate Lando Norris, after which he ran deep into the first chicane leaving the pit lane following a stop. Stella does not want to see more similar situations in his team.

He believes that such things are unacceptable. McLaren will certainly analyze well why this happened. “There should never ever be contact between two McLaren cars,” Stella said, as quoted by crash.net! “There was contact, which doesn’t fit the way we go racing at McLaren”.

McLaren boss on his team

Stella believes that every driver should primarily put his team as number 1, and only then personal successes. Such situations obviously show that individuals are more interested in their own success.

“You just review things, like you do with anything that is technical or the rational racing. What is important is to have clear perimeter as to what you deem acceptable, and what you deem unacceptable. It’s not an emotional thing.

It’s just like you deal with other things, you deal with racing in a similar way. And this is very clear that for any driver, there’s something bigger than them. It’s the team. I need to review. I’m sure even the drivers will calibrate themselves for us in that situation." Piastri had bad judgement, that's obvious.

Judging by the statements of the McLaren boss, he is not angry with Piastri. “It’s always a little tricky when you leave the pits, especially on hard tyres. Certainly Oscar was trying to see where he could place himself so that he could keep the position, but on colder tyres, this could be slightly more difficult than he might have anticipated.

So I think, we could absolutely conclude that this is just a little misjudgement, therefore it means there is no problem at all”.

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