F1 staff chiefs and FIA maintain summit over Italian GP security automotive controversy | Components One

Senior Components One staff managers are to talk with the FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem on Monday for a summit assembly, with the controversial end to Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix now main the agenda. Many staff principals had been indignant at how the race ended behind the security automotive and are insistent the FIA should change its laws to keep away from a repeat of the occasions.

The race at Monza was received by Max Verstappen, who dominated however took the flag behind the security automotive. It was deployed 5 laps from the top after Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren got here to a halt on observe. There weren’t sufficient laps remaining to take away it and full the closing up of the automobiles after which for the security automotive to finish its two obligatory laps, all required by laws, for racing to renew.

The Components One World Championship sporting summit had already been convened for Monza on Monday by the FIA however now occasions on Sunday will likely be delivered to the fore. The FIA was not at fault, having adopted its personal guidelines. This in itself was a sore level for a lot of after the controversial ending to final 12 months’s Abu Dhabi GP which value Lewis Hamilton a possible eighth title, when then FIA race director Michael Masi improvised on the foundations to make sure a last lap of racing came about after a late security automotive.

Verstappen’s Pink Bull staff principal Christian Horner, nevertheless, was insistent the game ought to keep away from ending races behind the security automotive and that it should be addressed as a matter of urgency by the FIA.

“There are classes to be taught, it goes towards the rules of all we have now mentioned,” he stated. “It isn’t good to complete races underneath security automobiles, if that they had recognized they couldn’t get it going they need to have red-flagged it and restarted. They’re all sitting down on Monday, all of the staff managers. The president is getting concerned in that as effectively and I’m positive this will likely be prime of the agenda.”

Ferrari’s staff principal Mattia Binotto additionally criticised the FIA’s determination however Toto Wolff, Hamilton’s principal at Mercedes, pointedly famous that this time the FIA had at the least adopted its personal guidelines.

“I’m actually happy to see that there’s a race director and colleagues that apply the regs towards the strain of the media, and the strain of the followers and all people to only be in breach of the laws,” he stated. “So at the least Abu Dhabi, in that sense, gave the FIA extra sturdy confidence to use laws.”

He additionally, nevertheless, agreed that F1 wanted to discover a extra passable method to make sure races concluded in racing situations so long as the way it was performed was strictly outlined within the guidelines, which is able to likely be addressed on the summit.

“I feel we should always all sit down and say is there one thing we will do higher however what occurred on Sunday is within the laws ebook, and that’s why it was utilized,” he stated. “Would I’ve wished to have a final lap with a pile of automobiles on prime of one another on the chicane? Hell sure, good TV.”

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