British Grand Prix: F1 teams could face penalties if they visit race stewards without an invitation

British Grand Prix: F1 teams could face penalties if they visit race stewards without an invitation

Formula 1 teams have been warned they could face penalties if they visit race stewards without an invitation. The move comes after Mercedes and Red Bull bosses went to see the stewards following Sunday's crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Race director Michael Masi has written to all teams warning them that visiting the stewards was only permitted with prior approval or an official summons. He warned that transgressions could be considered a breach of F1's rules. Penalties for breaking of the article Masi mentioned - 12.2.1.i of the international sporting code - could range from a reprimand, through a fine, points deduction or even disqualification. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff and Red Bull's Christian Horner went to see the stewards during a red-flag period after the crash at the British Grand Prix. Wolff had been concerned about the contents of a discussion between Horner and Masi about the crash, in which the Red Bull boss squarely blamed Hamilton. Wolff asked Masi if he had seen some emails he had sent to him containing diagrams in the stewards' overtaking …
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