Esteban Ocon said the new maximum delta time introduced at the Italian Grand Prix weekend made traffic problems worse instead of better.
However Ocon believes the new rule had the opposite effect to what was desire after multiple cars were bunched together during the final minutes of Q1.
“I think the new rule with the delta that we have to follow, to not go too slow, made things worse than how it was before,” said the Renault driver.
“We need to review at the next drivers’ meeting what we can do better. Obviously the intention was to not have those issues – people slowing down for no reason. But at some point we have to make a gap so we can do the lap and we didn’t have the chance to do that because we couldn’t slow down.”
The Renault driver was cleared over his role in an incident with Kimi Raikkonen and Nicholas Latifi in the closing stages of Q1.
Raikkonen also complained about Ocon’s driving when the pair began a flying lap close together. Ocon defended his position in front of the Renault at the Rettifilio chicane and Curva Grande.
Ocon said this was a result of Raikkonen not leaving enough of gap to his car. “It was very much racing for position – racing is definitely the word.”
“Kimi started his lap too close to me,” he said. “He was trying to pass me, but if he’d done that, both of our laps would’ve been ruined. Obviously his lap was, but I was still able to complete mine even if it wasn’t an improvement.”
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