F1 personnel face sanctions for future stewards' visit without invitation

F1 personnel face sanctions for future stewards' visit without invitation

Welcome to GPFans FIA race director Michael Masi has warned all F1 team bosses and drivers they face the threat of sanctions if they visit the stewards at future grands prix without invitation. Masi's decision comes following a contentious British Grand Prix weekend and the perceived "lobbying" of the stewards by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Wolff was himself incensed by Horner's comments to Masi over the radio in the wake of Max Verstappen's collision with Lewis Hamilton on lap one of the Silverstone race. Horner made it clear Hamilton should be heavily penalised for a race-ruining and highly expensive incident given the damage to the car. Upon hearing Horner's words, Wolff also radioed to Masi, alerting him to an email he had sent highlighting diagrams of the rules of engagement at a corner. Masi instructed Wolff he was too busy to open his email and instead to speak to the stewards directly, prompting Horner to pay his own visit in order to put the case for Red Bull. Masi has since written …
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