Alarm Bells Ring as Pierre Gasly Expresses Safety Concerns in Spa Sprint Start – What Happened?
The formation laps were not counted as part of the Sprint lap count, resulting in the race being just 11 laps long at the chequered flag. Gasly had no issue with the race taking a while to start, but he did raise concerns about the lack of visibility during those formation laps.
While the drivers did not have significant worries about the driveability of the circuit, with no apparent aquaplaning or standing water, Gasly noted that the poor visibility was a major problem. Even running close to the front of the field, he had difficulty seeing, and he mentioned that drivers in different positions might have had even worse visibility.