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Former F1 driver fed up with track limits penalties

Former F1 driver, Hans Joachim Stuck, has also criticised drivers for telling race control over team radio about track limits offences.

Former F1 driver and multiple Le Mans winner Hans-Joachim Stuck has criticised drivers for constantly telling race control about other drivers' track limits offences over team radio. Stuck, who is also a Formula E steward, believes Formula 1 is currently too dependent on rules and believes drivers have contributed to this scrutiny. "What I don't understand is that today different drivers are complaining at other drivers when they exceed track limits," he said, speaking to ServusTV . "I won't name names, but it can happen to anyone. Then don't immediately go 'yes but him this, yes but him that... That's really annoying."

Stuck denounces punishment culture for drivers

The German thinks there is too much punishment culture among stewards for track limits, saying they should refrain from using time penalties too often. "They just need to step on the gas," continues Stuck. "In Mexico, penalties of five and 10 seconds are also handed out again. "They are racing incidents, we can do without those kinds of penalties." Stuck continued to say he thinks some drivers are considered to be too nice to each other. "They don't have to drink coffee together, do they? They are going to compete with each other, so let that fight be a fight too."

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