However that put him into the path of Williams' George Russell who was on a flying lap, creating a risky situation. However Russell's immediate reaction over the team radio was that it had been "properly dangerous".
"It was no one on track's fault, but it's something we should have managed better", Ocon said immediately after the end of qualifying.
The stewards have now confirmed a three-place grid penalty for Ocon, but noted that the Frenchman's team should have given him warning of Russell approaching.
The race stewards chose to investigate the incident and reviewed the video evidence and spoke to both Ocon and Russell as well as team representatives from both teams.Читайте также: Rickie Fowler misses ONE-INCH PUTT to miss the PGA Championship cut
The incident happened during Q1 as Ocon tried to overtake a slowing Antonio Giovinazzi on an out-lap, but in the process blocked Russell in the Williams on his flying lap.
"The team admitted that they did not assist their driver in this instance which led to the impeding".
The penalty drops Ocon to 14th place on the grid and promotes Sebastian Vettel to 11th, ahead of Carlos Sainz in 12th and Romain Grosjean in 13th. Russell himself will start in 15th place, so he will not benefit from the grid penalty for the Renault driver.
"It's a disappointing session overall as I felt my lap in Q2 was pretty good", Ocon said before hearing the verdict of the stewards' investigation. It could be something we just didn't understand entirely on the vehicle after yesterday.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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