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F1 group bosses defend stewards after Steiner’s name for everlasting officers · RaceFans

F1 group bosses defend stewards after Steiner’s name for everlasting officers · RaceFans


Haas group principal Guenther Steiner’s name for Formulation 1 to introduce everlasting stewards didn’t win assist from his rivals.

Steiner blasted the Monaco Grand Prix stewards over the penalty imposed on his driver Nico Hulkenberg over the past race. He referred to them as “laymen”, which earned him an official reprimand from the FIA.

He additionally criticised F1’s observe of rotating the stewards between races, saying a everlasting workers needs to be launched to enhance the consistency of choices.

“It’s now time, we’ve been discussing this since years and years, and we at all times return to this – each different sport has skilled referees,” stated Steiner.

Staff bosses see no want to alter the present system

“American racing, NASCAR, IndyCar – what number of occasions you hear issues with the stewards or with the race administrators’ resolution? Very hardly ever. However they’re doing it utterly totally different. There may be full-time individuals working there.”

Nevertheless rival group bosses stated they’re happy with the present association. “To date, this 12 months, the stewards made appropriate selections,” stated AlphaTauri group principal Franz Tost, who identified solely a small variety of stewards are utilized by F1 over the course of a season.

“More often than not the stewards are well-known,” he stated. “It’s not that at each race that they’re utterly new. They’re altering occasionally, however you see at all times the identical faces.

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“It’s at all times the identical story – if a group has some troubles, for no matter cause, then on the finish, they inform that it’s the stewards which can be responsible. It’s not the stewards are responsible. If we do our job in an accurate approach, then I don’t assume that the stewards make issues.”

Function: Steiner’s outburst on stewards was an inexpensive level poorly made

Aston Martin group principal Mike Krack stated he would “like to go away this for the FIA to determine” if the system must be modified. McLaren’s Andreas Seidl stated they “belief the FIA.”

A number of elements of F1’s race administration process have been revised within the aftermath of the controversial finish to the 2021 season, when FIA race director Michael Masi was ousted over his mishandling of the championship-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Mercedes group principal Toto Wolff, whose driver Lewis Hamilton misplaced the world championship in that race, additionally backed the present strategy to officiating races.

“I by no means had my doubts within the system, I had my doubts in people,” he stated. “And I believe that as a steward and as a race director you’ve immense stress to do the correct issues and doubtless each resolution goes to have somebody that likes it and the opposite one which doesn’t.

“So I believe they’re simply attempting their greatest they will and we have to assist the FIA the place we are able to.”

Steiner has clashed with F1’s race administration a number of occasions lately. He criticised the race director of the 2022 United States Grand Prix after he was given an incorrect deadline for the submission of a protest, which led to it being dismissed. 4 years in the past Steiner was fined for referring to a “silly idiotic steward” in the course of the Russian Grand Prix.

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