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F1 groups instructed they threat penalties if personnel go to race stewards uninvited after British GP drama

FIA race director Michael Masi writes to all groups after Silverstone to make clear when workforce employees can go to the stewards; Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Crimson Bull chief Christian Horner each visited stewards after Hamilton-Verstappen collision final Sunday

Final Up to date: 22/07/21 11:01pm





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The British GP was red-flagged when Max Verstappen was compelled to retire his automobile after a collision with Lewis Hamilton on the primary lap. Who was responsible?

The British GP was red-flagged when Max Verstappen was compelled to retire his automobile after a collision with Lewis Hamilton on the primary lap. Who was responsible?

F1’s groups have been warned they threat penalties if personnel go to the stewards at a race in future with out being invited.  

FIA race director Michael Masi wrote to all 10 groups within the wake of Sunday’s British GP to make clear that visiting the stewards, who resolve on incidents on the observe and decide any penalties, is simply allowed by prior approval or official summons.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Crimson Bull counterpart Christian Horner each visited the stewards’ room through the red-flag interval at Silverstone after Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided on the opening lap. The incident was below investigation on the time.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner radioed FIA race director Michael Masi to share his view on Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton's first-lap collision

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Crimson Bull boss Christian Horner radioed FIA race director Michael Masi to share his view on Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s first-lap collision

Crimson Bull boss Christian Horner radioed FIA race director Michael Masi to share his view on Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s first-lap collision

Each side had already made representations over the radio to Masi. Horner blamed Hamilton for the incident earlier than Wolff had his say. Throughout his dialogue with the latter, Masi prompt that Wolff go and see the stewards.

“I simply despatched you an e mail with the diagrams the place the automobile ought to be. Did you obtain that?” requested Wolff in his message to Masi, to which the Australian replied: “Toto, I do not entry my emails throughout a race intentionally as a result of I am concentrating on the race.”

Wolff added: “Perhaps it’s best to have a look at this. There’s something concerning the guidelines. I’m arising.”

Mercedes' boss Toto Wolff made his case for Lewis Hamilton's innocence to Michael Masi and the FIA after Max Verstappen's first-lap crash

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Mercedes’ boss Toto Wolff made his case for Lewis Hamilton’s innocence to Michael Masi and the FIA after Max Verstappen’s first-lap crash

Mercedes’ boss Toto Wolff made his case for Lewis Hamilton’s innocence to Michael Masi and the FIA after Max Verstappen’s first-lap crash

Masi: “Be happy to go upstairs and see the stewards.”

Horner quickly adopted to state Crimson Bull’s case however stated afterwards: “I do not assume the stewards ought to be interfered with.”

Communication between groups’ pit partitions and Masi is being performed out on the TV world feed for the primary time this season.

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Writing in his post-race column, Sky Sports activities F1’s Martin Brundle stated: “It was slightly uncomfortable listening to the Crimson Bull and Mercedes workforce managers and workforce principals endeavouring to affect the state of affairs by lobbying the race director however that appears to be the communication system in place, and which we’re broadcasting for first time this season.

“Michael Masi, the race director, fairly rightly pointed them in direction of the stewards, and I can think about a future revision on this course of.”



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