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Perez bemoans restart: We can't race in these conditions

Sergio Perez was left frustrated by the final grid restart, despite profiting from the incidents to achieve a P5 finish from a pit lane start.

Sergio Perez has criticised the "dangerous" conditions facing the drivers towards the end of the Australian GP, and believed that visibility was an issue for the Formula 1 drivers. Following a late crash for Haas' Kevin Magnussen, the race was red flagged to clear debris and allow the race to finish under green flag conditions. With the race resuming via a standing start with two laps to go, several cars were involved in incidents in the first three corners of the restart, resulting in a final red flag. There was confusion about the correct restarting procedure after that, with the race eventually finishing under the Safety Car for the final lap.

Sergio Perez, who had started the race from the pit lane following his qualifying disaster, ultimately profited from the chaos to move up to P5 at the finish, but criticised the decision to race with the sunset obscuring the visibility into Turn 1. "It was really dangerous. First of all the warm up, but secondly, we could not see anything [because of the sun]," Perez told media, including RacingNews365.com . "We cannot race in these conditions anymore. One day, there's going to be a big shunt. We cannot see anything. "In the last three laps, we were just passengers where we don't have any visibility. "I had to avoid Gasly [at the final standing start], and there was no visibility going into Turn 1."

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