The F2 rookie failed to lap within 107% of the pace in qualifying and Thursday’s practice session, but was allowed to participate in three championship races.
The second set of 1’27.744 Deredda’s best times in two 16-minute qualifying sessions in Monaco was 1’21.403 posted by Prema Racing’s Robert Shwartzman in the same session. It was a drift of 6.341 seconds.
The FIA rules stipulate that a driver will not be allowed to race if he fails to qualify within 107% of his fastest time unless permission is given due to exceptional circumstances.
Steward’s report confirmed that HWA drivers were allowed to race despite violations of the rules, but did not provide a reason for the Italians to be allowed to compete.
Mashi has since told Steward that Deledda’s car is suffering from mechanical problems over the weekend, and 26 years old in qualifying when he calls to allow him to race. Confirmed that the previous history of was taken into account.
“So, when it came to Deledda and F2 racing, Steward talked to them, so at first glance they had two parts,” Mashi said.
“They apparently summoned the team, who showed them that there was a mechanical problem with the car throughout the weekend.
“In addition, they saw Deledda’s participation in the previous event and he met all the criteria, and based on that, they allowed him to start from behind the grid. It is within the discretion they have as a steward.
“I wasn’t in the steward room and I’m not one of the stewards, so I can’t elaborate on that why they put in or didn’t.”
Deledda finished 18th, 13th and 17th, but lapped down in all three races.
The F2 Championship will continue to visit Baku, Azerbaijan from June 4th to 6th.
Mashi explains why Deledda raced despite a 107% breach
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