On the day after the Grand Prix, the discussions about the clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton during the Formula 1 British Grand Prix continue to rumble on.
In addition to the question of who was to blame, the 10-second penalty handed out to Hamilton by the race stewards is also a big topic.
For Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, the penalty was too lenient.
“If you win, it’s not a penalty,” was the feeling of the team boss, and he is not alone in this opinion.
FIA race director Michael Masi now rejects this criticism.
“One of the most important elements in the assessment of such situations is that the stewards do not have to assess the consequences of an accident,” Masi explains.
The stewards would only assess the incident and the actions that led to it, “but not what happens afterwards as a consequence of the incident.”
This has been the practice “for many years” and was also decided “from the top down” when it was introduced. “This was discussed before my time,” Masi notes.
“The FIA, Formula One and the team bosses were always very clear and united on this point.
Let us know who you feel was to blame, or if it was simply a racing incident.