Senna: 'Di Resta should have been penalised'

Sahara Force India F1 Team
9 September 2012 by Ryan Wood | M

Bruno Senna believes Paul di Resta deserved a penalty for his actions during the Italian Grand Prix which saw him force the Brazilian wide.

The pair were challenging for tenth position when they clashed at the Roggia chicane. As Senna drew alongside Di Resta, the Scot took up the racing lane which forced Senna to take to the grass.

"It was pretty clear," Senna said after the race. "I had the front wing of my car next to his car and then of course the tyre under braking and he squeezed me off the track."

Senna accused the FIA stewards of double standards after Sebastian Vettel received a drive-through penalty for a similar move on Fernando Alonso.

"We touched," he added. "Fortunately, we didn't launch each other but for me a driver [Romain Grosjean] has been banned for a race for doing something similar to that and even Vettel got a drive-through penalty for squeezing Alonso off the track.

"It's a stewards' decision, so we'll respect it, but I don't think that what Paul did was right. It's racing and sometimes we make errors in judgement but it's up to the stewards to decide."

Di Resta went on to finish 8th whilst Senna finished 10th.



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