Aug.29 (GMM) Former F1 driver Emanuele Pirro is making his return as an FIA steward this weekend at Spa.
After Montreal in June, the former Benetton driver revealed he had to go to the police following “personal threats” made by fans of Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel lost his victory in Canada after the stewards there, including Pirro, controversially penalised the German for unsafely rejoining the track after an off.
“I think my life changed in Canada and it will never be like it was before,” Pirro told Italian radio Rai at the time.
But another of the Canada GP stewards, Hans-Gerd Ennser, told the German newspaper Die Welt this week that the FIA panel actually decided against also penalising Vettel for his post-race tantrum.
In parc ferme, Vettel famously swapped the number 1 and number 2 finishing markers in protest, which in theory was a protocol breach and arguably worthy of a disrepute charge.
“He was terribly angry, and when you get terribly angry you sometimes do things that you might regret the next day,” Ennser said.
“In that case you can use a bit of tact and turn a blind eye,” he added.
“We thought, because of the high emotions and the immense pressure, no further penalties should be imposed.”
Grand Prix Tours is once again heading to Silverstone Circuit and the British Grand Prix. Guest of Grand Prix Tours are treated to an incredible series of events including a visit to the British Motor Museum and to a private tour of not one but two Formula 1 team factories. Follow the link above to learn more about our trip to the British Grand Prix.
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.
oin 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.