Pérez receives reprimand for holding up Senna
3 November 2012 – Sergio Pérez has received an official FIA reprimand after delaying Bruno Senna at Turns 5 and 6 in the first stage of qualifying ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
After the session, the pair of South Americas relayed their versions of events to stewards including former driver Derek Warwick. As both were able to pass through to Q2, Sauber man Pérez was given the reprimand as opposed to a grid drop penalty.
Still raging is an investigation involving championship leader Sebastian Vettel, who was forced to park his car on-track and could not return to the pit lane.