Senior Components One workforce 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 workforce principals have been indignant at how the race ended behind the protection automobile and are insistent the FIA should change its rules 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 protection automobile. It was deployed 5 laps from the top after Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren got here to a halt on monitor. There weren’t sufficient laps remaining to take away it and full the closing up of the vehicles after which for the protection automobile to finish its two necessary laps, all required by rules, 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 might 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 yr’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 happened after a late security automobile.
Verstappen’s Pink Bull workforce principal Christian Horner, nevertheless, was insistent the game ought to keep away from ending races behind the protection automobile and that it should be addressed as a matter of urgency by the FIA.
“There are classes to be taught, it goes in opposition to the ideas of all we now have mentioned,” he stated. “It’s not good to complete races beneath security vehicles, if they’d 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 workforce managers. The president is getting concerned in that as properly and I’m positive this might be prime of the agenda.”
Ferrari’s workforce principal Mattia Binotto additionally criticised the FIA’s choice however Toto Wolff, Hamilton’s principal at Mercedes, pointedly famous that this time the FIA had a minimum of adopted its personal guidelines.
“I’m actually glad to see that there’s a race director and colleagues that apply the regs in opposition to the stress of the media, and the stress of the followers and everyone to only be in breach of the rules,” he stated. “So a minimum of Abu Dhabi, in that sense, gave the FIA extra sturdy confidence to use rules.”
He additionally, nevertheless, agreed that F1 wanted to discover a extra passable method to make sure races concluded in racing circumstances so long as the way it was accomplished 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 rules e-book, and that’s why it was utilized,” he stated. “Would I’ve wished to have a final lap with a pile of vehicles on prime of one another on the chicane? Hell sure, good TV.”