Ferrari explain why Sainz, Leclerc avoided punishment
The FIA race director issued a warning to the drivers before qualifying that they must adhere to a maximum delta time of 1m41 seconds during their out-laps to address traffic issues at Monza. Both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were investigated for driving too slowly on their outlaps in Q1, but no further action was taken by the stewards. Ferrari chief Vasseur explained that they were allowed to exceed the maximum time if they slowed down to let someone pass, which was the case with Leclerc and Sainz. Even if they had not met the exceptional circumstances, the worst penalty they could have received was a reprimand. Consequently, there was no need for concern.