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Senna want to hold Whiting talks

Renault driver Bruno Senna was left furious with Abu Dhabi race stewards after he was given a drive-thru penalty for ignoring blue flags.

In Formula One a blue flag is waved to inform a driver that a faster car is coming up behind them. They tend to get three blue flags waved before they really should begin to start jumping out of the way to allow the faster car to come through.

In practice or qualifying this could be any car on track who is attempting to complete a timed lap, while in the race it is obviously only usually shown to cars being lapped so they do not interfere with the race leaders.

In the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix four penalties were given out to drivers who were deemed to be interfering with the drivers at the front of the race.

One of those drivers was Bruno Senna, who was adjudged to have got in the way of McLaren's Jenson Button.

Senna was given a drive-thru penalty and the Brazilian went on to finish 16th.

'I think it was a lack of consistency, because we see people doing much, much worse, If you think about it, I probably held Jenson [Button] for one corner, which was Turn 7, and people held other guys up for a whole sector and didn't get a blue flag. Bruno Senna told Autosport Magazine.

'The fact is, we get the blue flags at the same time as the slower cars [Lotus, Virgin, HRT], but if we decide to slow down to let the other guys past, we can lose five seconds and this is absolutely not fair.

Senna is set to take his thoughts to FIA race director Charlie Whiting.

He concluded: 'I think the decision making was pretty harsh and I think we need to talk to Charlie about that, because Jenson was coming into the pits on the following lap anyway.'

Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari was given a 20 second post-race penalty for the same infringement, this penalty had no affect on his race position.

Williams's Pastor Maldonado was given two penalties for the same offence, he was initially given a drive-thru penalty and then was given a post-race penalty of 30 seconds, which just like Alguersuari, had no affect on his final race position.








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Date:Tuesday November 15 2011

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