Stella: "Unacceptable" crash shows McLaren F1 drivers put themselves above team

Stella: "Unacceptable" crash shows McLaren F1 drivers put themselves above team
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Stella: "Unacceptable" crash shows McLaren F1 drivers put themselves above team

During the Italian Grand Prix, McLaren teammates Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris collided on lap 24. Piastri rejoined the track alongside Norris as they fought for 10th position, causing their cars to touch at the first chicane. Although there was no major damage and no penalties were given, McLaren team boss Andreas Stella labeled the incident as “unacceptable” and stated that there should never be contact between two McLaren cars. Stella emphasized the importance of clear parameters and a team-first mentality. He also suggested that Piastri may have misjudged coming out on colder tires. Stella stated that McLaren would review the situation calmly and make any necessary adjustments. He also mentioned that drivers should not put the team at risk by asserting themselves in an unsafe manner. Overall, Stella highlighted the need for drivers to stay within the set parameters and appreciated the Ferrari battle that concluded the race with no contact between teammates.

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Source: Autosport.com

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