Senna would hate F1 driver penalties – Ramirez

Aryton Senna just before his death in Imola
Aryton Senna just before his death in Imola

(GMM) 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.

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

"If Ayrton is watching, he will be turning in his grave because Formula 1 is so different. Especially the amount of penalties.

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

"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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