Lack of ‘quali mode’ cost Racing Point “a couple of tenths” | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Mercedes customers Racing Point believe the ‘quali mode’ ban cost them at least two tenths of a second in qualifying.

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What they say

Racing Point CEO Otmar Szafnauer believes the team should be able to compete for the podium tomorrow after Sergio Perez qualified fourth, four places ahead of team mate Lance Stroll:

We didn’t have quali mode. Usually that quali mode would have given us a couple more tenths here. And that would have been… we would have easily been in third. And even with Lance’s one mishap on one of the corners, a couple of tenths would have moved him up as well.

So it did have an impact. But I think what we lose today we should gain tomorrow.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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