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‘I nearly killed them’: F1 marshals lucky to be alive

Sergio Perez breathed an enormous sigh of relief after the Monaco Grand Prix after nearly running over a couple of marshals

Re-joining the race after a pit stop, the Racing Point driver came across two track workers standing at turn 1.

“Man what was wrong with those marshals?” he exclaimed on the radio. “I nearly killed him!”

Asked after the race what had happened, he added: “During the Safety Car I had a marshal nearly run into me. I nearly ran over two marshals.

“That was really bad. They were just running back and I was coming out of the pits. I had to brake and they were very lucky that I avoided them.

“They’re normally very good. It’s obviously safety, at the end of the day it’s most important the safety for the marshals and drivers.”

The Mexican driver later took to Twitter:

After this incident, I’m just very happy with the outcome of my day. That we all can go back home safe and sound with our families. For the safety of the marshals I hope it never happens again! ? #MonacoGP #Checo11 pic.twitter.com/PP8Me3Frlz

FULL STANDINGS

1 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:43:28.43

2 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI +2.602s

3 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES +3.162s

4 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA +5.537s

5 Pierre Gasly RED BULL RACING HONDA +9.946s

6 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT +53.454s

7 Daniil Kvyat SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA +54.574s

8 Alexander Albon SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA +55.200s

9 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT +60.894s

10 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI +61.034s

11 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT +66.801s

12 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI +1 lap

13 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES +1 lap

14 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT +1 lap

15 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES +1 lap

16 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 77 +1 lap

17 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI +1 lap

18 Robert Kubica WILLIAMS MERCEDES +1 lap

19 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI +2 laps

NC Charles Leclerc FERRARI DNF

Originally published as ‘I nearly killed them’: F1 marshals lucky to be alive

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