Just after the antics at the Jeddah GP, Mickeal Masi and the FIA called the drivers to order as to the official regulations and the penalties incurred.
The previous Formula 1 Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia was full of twists and turns and controversy. In particular on the actions of the various pilots and on the penalties applied.
In view of the challenges in Abu Dhabi, Mickaël Masi and the FIA did not hesitate to call the drivers and teams to order during the traditional pre-race meeting which took place earlier in the day: The FIA’s international sporting code particularly evokes fair play and sporting fairness on the track, summed up by the movement of the gentlemen agreement.
It is therefore understandable that the interested parties are mainly Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and their respective teams. The wish is that the final fight in Abu Dhabi, for the crown of the pilots and the constructors, is done as cleanly as possible and without controversy.
However, the Dutchman retorted at a press conference. He indicates that he does not want to change his way of driving:
“I’m driving hard and shouldn’t have been penalized for anything in Jeddah. Others do the exact same thing, but don’t get a warning. I receive a penalty (…). It is not fair. “
So answer on the track, from tomorrow at 10:30 am, for free practice 1, to be experienced live on a motorbike.
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