The way F1 race director Michael Masi dealt with the late race safety car at the Yasmarina circuit last weekend caused a backlash in the Grand Prix race and damaged the image of both the sport and the FIA.
The Governing Body of Motor Racing has made it clear that lessons can be learned from what happened, but a committee has been set up to investigate the event, but Red Bull has fallout overturning Verstappen’s achievements. I don’t think I’m doing anything to hide.
Instead, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes the controversy will soon be blown away. And the only thing everyone will pay attention to in the future is how good Verstappen was for the campaign.
“People in this business have very short memories,” Horner said. “This year’s race season is so long that I even forgot what happened earlier this year.
“Looking at the championship as a whole, I think Max is definitely the right world champion.
“Of course, there are so many comments on the Sunday event. But it happens. It happens in sports.
“I think I was unlucky this year. I was lucky with the safety car, but I made the right strategic call. We won the race with great strategy, great teamwork, and great execution by Max. rice field.
“And time goes by. Max is a very, very worthy World Champion and we are incredibly proud of it. And history books say he is the 2021 World Champion. Always showing. “
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing
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Verstappen himself, lessons from F1 history books, including controversies such as how Ayrton Senna won the 1990 championship by driving Alain Prost off the road in Suzuka, time is people’s perception. It is said to indicate that it will change.
“Even a championship that won like 30 years ago is sometimes a bit controversial,” the Dutch said.
“But these days, when I look back on those videos, I think I’m really enjoying it, so that’s just part of the sport.”
However, Verstappen felt he was willing to investigate what happened in Abu Dhabi and what lessons he could learn in the future.
While there were times when he disagreed with Steward’s decision, he equally understands how difficult their work is.
“Sometimes I disagree with what happened in the race, but I think it’s normal, right?” He said.
“You sometimes even have it in your relationship where you disagree with things.
“Throughout the year it may not have looked like it, but I had a very good relationship with the stewards, and sometimes it’s a difficult call when we were there.
“That is, I was also invited to spend two days at the FIA in 2019. [at the stewards seminar] I spent some time with the steward.
“Sometimes it’s very difficult for them to make a decision and they have to obey the rules, so yeah, at least I think it’s good to be able to talk about it. As a driver, I myself When I look at it, I see it every year, but what can I do better?
“I think everyone should be like that every year. Looking at the next year, what can we do better?”
The Abu Dhabi F1 controversy does not spoil Verstappen’s title, Red Bull says
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