Aug.4 (GMM) The FIA has asked F1’s ten team bosses and 20 drivers for their opinions about how on-track incidents should be penalised.
In Hungary, race director Michael Masi presented them with an anonymous questionnaire about 12 controversial incidents over the past few years.
It follows intense discussions over how often the stewards intervene with penalties after on-track clashes, such as the one that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Auto Motor und Sport that he voted for “no further action” in 90 per cent of the questionnaire’s cases.
“One of them was Vettel and Hamilton in Montreal,” he said. “For me, that wasn’t a penalty.”
Indeed, after Canada, Ferrari requested an official ‘review’ of the penalty, and sporting boss Laurent Mekies thinks that was instrumental to the FIA’s change of direction.
“Since then we have seen several exciting races,” he told Corriere della Sera.
“We did not go to the stewards after the incident between Leclerc and Verstappen in Austria, because these tough fights are exactly what we want to see in Formula 1.”
Grand Prix Tours has once again orchestrated the perfect race weekend for the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix. Located just outside of the Belgian city of Spa is the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps home to the Belgian Grand Prix. Known as one of the most popular races on the Formula 1 calendar because of its scenic setting, racing heritage and famously challenging turns this race is a favorite of drivers and fans alike. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Belgian Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to beautiful northern Italy and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the 2020 Italian Grand Prix. With a racing lineage that dates back more than 95 years, unpredictable weather patterns and the ravenous Ferrari fans makes this race and post-race celebration a spectacle like no other in professional motorsports. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Italian Grand Prix.
Join Grand Prix Tours as we head to Singapore and the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the only true night race on the Formula 1 calendar. One of only 4 street circuits on the F1 calendar the beauty of the modern Formula 1 cars are on full display under the bright lights of the Marina Bay street circuit. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.
Get ready to bear witness to one of the most difficult tracks drivers will face all season, the Suzuka Circuit. Designed by Honda as a test track in 1962 the circuit is one of only a few tracks in the world to have a figure eight layout. The amazing enthusiasm of the local race fans is on par with that of any other fanatical nation which only adds to the already unique experience the Japanese Grand Prix provides. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.