Pierre Gasly revealed he told the British Grand Prix stewards he “enjoyed” his wheel-to-wheel battle with Sergio Perez, before receiving a penalty for the incident.
The Toro Rosso driver later described his five-second time penalty, which dropped him out of the points positions, as “bullshit”.
“In the end I am happy with the move I have done,” he said. “As I said to Sergio and to the stewards I enjoyed it.
“They said ‘what did you think about it’? I said I really enjoyed the battle.”
Gasly believes other drivers have gone unpunished for similar incidents.
“For me it was clear, I accept, but I still think the penalty was useless. Especially with the other crashes – OK, give me five seconds, then give five seconds to all the other incidents we had since the beginning of the year.
“In Austria I got hit in the first lap, I took half my floor and the back out of the car and nothing happened. For me, OK, there was no penalty, fair enough, but don’t give me a penalty for such a little thing in Silverstone.”
“I don’t want to think about it any more,” he added. “I have two race weekends coming in a row. I think that’s two other opportunities to do good races.”
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