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Sharp: pitstop rules to change

Ryan Sharp expects the World Series by Renault mandatory pitstop rules to be changed next season following his bizarre strategy in yesterday's feature race at Monza

Sharp gained several positions by not making his mandatory stop within the specified pit window between laps five and 18 in the 23 lap encounter.

The ex-GP2 racer had pulled into the pits after the formation lap to make his stop the moment the race started. He then emerged infront of the rest of the field when they all made their pitstops within the window.

Sharp and his Jenzer Motorsport team realised that providing he made a pitstop at some stage, he would only be docked 20 seconds after the race for not pitting within the window - less time than it takes to pit at the Italian Grand Prix venue.

He finished third on the track and dropped to seventh after his penalty, still scoring his best result of the season.

"I think the rules will change now," Sharp told Autosport-Atlas. "I came in after the formation lap and we had to wait until the green light and the race to start before we could change the tyres.

"I missed the first lap mayhem and if a safety car had come out I would have been looking great because I had already done my stop. It would have taken another 15 seconds to do a pitstop.

"We've exploited the rules. It is a bit embarrassing we had to do this, because we should be quicker."

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