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McLaren

Split verdicts issued by stewards in Norris-Piastri investigations

Both McLaren drivers were called to see the stewards after practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Canadian Grand Prix stewards have issued different verdicts in their investigations into McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. 

Both drivers were called after incidents in FP2 where they had ran deep into the final chicane and did not follow the race director's instructions of passing the indicated bollard to safely rejoin the track. 

For Norris, the stewards found that he had clipped the orange sausage kerb, and as such was not required to pass the bollard - as was written in the notes by Niels Wittich.

No further action was taken against him.

However, Piastri was found not to have touched this kerb, and in following with Wittich's instructions, should have passed to the left of the bollard and filter back onto the track.

He failed to do this and as such, was handed a warning. 

Both drivers rejoined the track in a safe manner and without any lasting advantage.

Norris had topped a rain-disrupted FP1 in Montreal, but finished slowest in FP2, whilst Piastri was sixth and 16th, respectively.

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