Formula 1 comes under heavy fire – “a joke”
That offered the audience formula 1-Races in Baku everything that had been missed in recent years. Excitement on the track, a surprising podium and – also because of two accidents – lots of action.
With drivers and teams, however, the world of emotions is fundamentally different. You criticize the race management of the formula 1 for dubious behavior. It is already clear that the events in Azerbaijan will play a role again before the race in France.
Formula 1: Driver not satisfied with the reaction of the race management
The two accidents involving Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll are particularly remembered last weekend. Both pilots burst their left rear tire at over 300 km / h on the start and finish straight, so that their cars crashed into the lane.
With both Stroll and Verstappen, it felt like an eternity before the race stewards decided to send the safety car onto the track. Instead, there was only a double yellow flag – many drivers still thundered past the debris unchecked.
Some of the pilots were already excited about this during the race. “That’s a joke, send the damn safety car out immediately! What are they waiting for? ”Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc radioed into his box. After the Grand Prix, the Monegasse repeated its criticism.
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He also made it clear that he wanted to put the topic on the table again at the next driver briefing before the race in Le Castellet, France. The race management around their boss Michael Masi must be prepared for an uncomfortable interrogation.
Formula 1: Not the first incident
It is not the first time this season that the criticism of the race management has been expressed so clearly and openly. In the first races, the track limits were an eternally debatable subject. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff also broke the collar on the radio because Masi and Co. Nikita Mazepin did not show a blue flag when Lewis Hamilton lapped him.
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It remains to be seen what measures Formula 1 will take to prevent similar chaos in the future. The race in France starts on June 20th and is the prelude to a triple header, which will be completed by the two races in Austria.