De Vries: Rivals' "poor knowledge" caused Baku F2 restart crashes

Nyck de Vries says some of his Formula 2 rivals have "poor knowledge" of the rules following restart drama in the Baku feature race .

ART Grand Prix driver de Vries controlled the first restart early in the race without incident, taking full advantage of the new rule for 2019 forbidding overtaking before the start-finish line.

A few places behind, the ensuing drama meant Louis Deletraz hit Dorian Boccolacci and speared into the outside wall.

"First it's worrying that most people didn't even realise the regulations have changed, and the safety car restart is done from the control [finish] line now, instead of safety car line 1," said de Vries, who lost out to Jack Aitken on track after a slow pitstop and took second in the race behind the Campos Racing driver.

I've made a mistake before [he took out George Russell at the same corner in last year's Baku feature race], so I've learned at least today.

Deletraz of reigning teams' champion Carlin said that allowing drivers to brake and accelerate at a safety car restart is "ridiculous".

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