Categories: News

After fierce criticism of Lewis Hamilton victory: “Stewards never look at the consequences of a penalty”

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory at the British GP
Photo: Mercedes F1 team

F1 race director Michael Masi responds to criticism directed at the FIA ​​and F1 after Lewis Hamilton’s punishment for his crash with Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton was given a ten-second time penalty after his collision with Max Verstappen at Silverstone last weekend, which has gone down the wrong way with some of the fans. The world champion was able to continue on his way and, despite his punishment, win his home race for the eighth time.

Michael Masi responds to that criticism by stating that his stewards do not impose penalties with the consequences they will have on those involved in mind.

“That was agreed long before my time after talks between the teams, the FIA ​​and F1,” Masi told Motorsport. “Everyone was in agreement that the consequences should never be taken into account.”

“So when they deal with an incident, it’s all about the incident itself, not its consequences. That’s something the stewards have been doing for several years and the teams themselves make sure it happens.”

“When you consider the consequences there are so many variables, instead of judging the incident on its own.”

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner also criticized Masi for inviting Toto Wolff to have his say during the red flag situation. However, the Australian sees no point in this and dismisses Horner’s criticism that Wolff can influence the stewards in this way.

“If we have an incident after the race, we also invite the teams and drivers to appear in front of the stewards. During a red flag there is also that possibility, I see no reason why we shouldn’t.”

More F1 news:

  • – Lewis Hamilton victim of racist insults: Mercedes and F1 react sharply
  • – VIDEO: Video of F1 fan shows heavy impact crash Max Verstappen
  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton would have had to give up without a red flag
  • – Fierce criticism at Red Bull: “Lewis Hamilton should be suspended”
  • – A nice gesture: F1 driver cleans up trash in the stands after British GP
  • .

    Recent Posts

    The solution for Ferrari according to Martin Brundle: “Maybe this is what they need”

    Former F1 driver and Sky analyst Martin Brundle has given his views on Mattia Binotto's…

    24 hours ago

    Guenther Steiner is releasing a book about Haas’ turbulent F1 season in 2022

    Guenther Steiner will release a book in April that will give us a behind-the-scenes look…

    1 day ago

    Sebastian Vettel: “My years at Ferrari have taken a toll”

    Looking back at his career in Formula 1, Sebastian Vettel also spoke out about his…

    1 day ago

    Renault Austral (2022) test: Are the French finally no longer being laughed at by annoying Qashqai colleagues?

    Renault Kadjar and suvs, things are not going well yet. The Renault Austral must finally…

    1 day ago

    FIA is considering introducing new penalties and adjusting engine regulations

    In response to the many 'strategic' engine changes we have seen over the past season,…

    2 days ago

    Daniel Ricciardo has very simple advice for his successor Oscar Piastri

    Daniel Ricciardo's contract with McLaren ended a year earlier than expected. However, Ricciardo bears no…

    2 days ago

    This website uses cookies.