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However, Verstappen said the situation was “quite clear in the end” after a driver’s briefing in Qatar prior to the first F1 race of the weekend on a Losail track, which is understood to have lasted more than an hour. I’m against it.

After the event in São Paulo, Steward determined that the request for the right to review Mercedes’ decision meant that Verstappen’s first defense on Interlagos’ Turn 4 was not fully investigated, and the F1 pack was Friday. We had a long meeting with race director Michael Masi on a night at a regular drivers briefing slot.

Felstappen said the briefing consisted of drivers “sharing opinions and the FIA ​​explaining the process of thinking behind it,” while the two main drivers of F1 were in Qatar on Saturday night. Comments after the qualifying session in Japan divided opinions on this issue.

After Hamilton insisted on Paul and 0.563 seconds ahead of Verstappen, he was asked if it became clear which defensive driving would be accepted, following the Qatar driver’s briefing.

“It’s not clear. All the drivers I expected from Max wanted only clarity. Most drivers wanted clarity, but it wasn’t very clear.

“So, yeah, it’s not yet clear what the limits of the truck are. It’s obviously no longer a white line, so when overtaking. So we just ask for it …

“We just want consistency, so if it’s the same as the previous race, it should be the same for all of us in those scenarios, and that’s fine.”

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B

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Verstappen, who answered before Hamilton, said:

“Of course, they decide, but each driver has a different opinion. Yesterday I think it was all about sharing their opinion and the FIA ​​explaining their thinking process behind it.

“So I think we’ve come a long way, and it was a very long briefing. So, yeah, I think it was pretty clear after all.”

Hamilton later said that if he participated in a wheel-to-wheel battle on Sunday’s race, he would approach such a situation, understanding that “what happened in the last race is okay.”

However, he later said he was informed to the driver that different stewards could have different dominance if the same scenario that happened in Brazil was run again.

“As I said, it’s not clear,” Hamilton continued. “They said it would be different for different stewards. If there was the same thing as last week, it’s a one-way street this week, so you know.”

Valtteri BottasFinishing in 3rd place after the two title candidates in Qatar qualifying, said the confusion of the race rules: [as] That’s fine in Brazil.

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“But obviously it’s always a thin line, but it’s the key and the consistency we know exactly. [what is allowed]..

“I don’t think I could get an explanation of what I can actually do or what I can’t do.

“That is, all overtaking, all defenses are different, so I’m sure they’re trying to give the best penalty or do the best job without penalty.

“I don’t think it really changes anything. We would obviously choose it. At least we know that it’s good that Lewis and Max had it in Brazil. It ’s good to know. ”

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Brazil’s post-FIA briefing F1 race rules are “not clear”

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