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'Ayrton Senna would be turning in his grave' for F1 driver penalties - Ramirez

2019-10-02 12:00
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Ayrton Senna would be "turning in his grave" if he knew what Formula 1 had become.

That is the claim of Jo Ramirez, the long-time former McLaren team coordinator who worked closely with the late F1 legend.

'Let them race'

The Mexican said Senna would be most upset about the penalties given to drivers for risky racing manoeuvres.

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"If Ayrton is watching, he will be turning in his grave because F1 is so different. Especially the amount of penalties.

"Let them race!" Ramirez, 78, is quoted by AS newsoaper.

"They are punishing the essence of the sport. Ayrton said when you saw a gap and did not use it, you are no longer a racing driver."

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