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Horner: F1 officials 'too conservative' in rain

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy. Saturday 02 September 2017. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13 TAG Heuer, and Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB13 TAG Heuer, in the pits.
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy. Saturday 02 September 2017. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB13 TAG Heuer, and Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB13 TAG Heuer, in the pits.

Sep.4 - Christian Horner has criticised F1 officials for acting "too conservatively" during Saturday's rain-affected qualifying session at Monza.

The local and international audience reacted with frustration as race control repeatedly delayed in 15 minute increments the qualifying session due to rain.

"To be honest, I think they acted very conservatively. I would say too conservatively," Red Bull boss Horner said.

"Formula one is not a sport that requires exceptionally normal weather.

"From a safety standpoint it is understandable that there was some caution in this instance, but we could have got back onto the track a lot sooner," he added.

Asked if he will bring up the topic at the next F1 strategy group meeting, however, Horner said: "I think this is more an internal matter for the FIA."

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