Second update | More F1 drivers are asking for consistency from the FIA ​​and race management

Yuki Tsunoda was highly critical of the race management. The AlphaTauri driver finds the current race management, which consists of Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas, to be very inconsistent. The driver has already had several name reprimands, which means he is only one warning away from a grid penalty. Tsundoa hopes that the decisions will improve in the future.

The FIA ​​had hoped with the appointment of the new race directors that the criticism would subside, but that has not yet happened. Tsunoda is quoted as saying: “I don’t really trust the FIA, quite frankly.” Racing lovers† “They are very inconsistent every time. I have already received four scoldings to my name. In Monaco I also got one, but I still don’t know why. If Tsunoda receives another warning, the driver will receive a ten-place grid penalty.

“Other drivers did worse things than me and these accidents were not even investigated,” continues the AlphaTauri driver. Carlos Sainz previously expressed his dissatisfaction with his race management options. In his opinion, Nicholas Latifi should have been punished. The Ferrari driver says the Canadian blocked him during the race. “In the other races they will be tougher,” concludes Tsunoda.

Tsunoda: Don’t do anything because Verstappen and Perez did it too

In Monaco there was more controversy over the race management’s decision. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez appeared to have crossed the podium line, but were not punished. Tsunoda knows not to take risks with such rules. “I’ll just try to play by the rules just to stay out of trouble. I can’t think to myself that it’s OK to cross the white line because Max and Chico did it in Monaco. The story will be different in Azerbaijan. That’s how it always works.

Tsunoda: Masi had more experience

Last year, Formula 1 drivers still had Michael Massey as race director. “The new race directors are completely different and that’s not just a negative thing. They try to be as fair as possible to all the teams. However, we’ve seen that Michael Massey has much more experience with other things. Now we have to give the race management some time to set up good rules. Tsunoda knows That he also had work to do.The Japanese said, “I should try not to be punished.”

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Update 19.20 | Magnussen agrees with Tsunoda’s words: ‘She was more consistent before’

Kevin Magnussen agrees with Yuki Tsunoda’s words. Earlier on Thursday, the AlphaTauri driver had already expressed his dissatisfaction with the current race management in Formula 1 and Magnussen also sees race management as not being consistent. The Haas driver thinks it doesn’t help that there are currently Formula 1 race directors.

Eduardo Freitas and Niles Witch took over from Michael Massey. “I think you’ve noticed a difference between the race directors,” Magnussen was quoted as saying† “I think it was more consistent, but that’s what we have to deal with now. There’s a reason the FIA ​​is hiring new people, so I’m not too concerned about that. It’s a bit like the weather, I can’t control it anyway.

Second update 14.56 | More F1 drivers are asking for consistency from the FIA ​​and race management

More drivers join the words of Yuki Tsunoda and Kevin Magnussen. Formula 1 drivers want the race directors and the FIA ​​to be more consistent in their decisions. In addition, Valtteri Bottas already has a solution to the existing problems. According to the Finn, Formula 1 should only have one race director instead of two or three.

“I have confidence in the president of the FIA,” Fernando Alonso was quoted as saying.† But at the moment, decisions are not always right. At the beginning of the year we saw that the choices weren’t always consistent. There is definitely room for improvement. Charles Leclerc agrees with these words. “Especially the consistency of decisions needs to be addressed to make everything better.”

Bottas believes there is a simple solution to avoid the contradiction. The Alfa Romeo driver wants Formula 1 to return to a single race director. “That’s a lot better than two or three race leaders. It’s just my feeling. If the same person is in every race, it’s easier to discuss with each other and they can handle our feedback better.”

Russell: We hope to go in the same direction soon

The two Mercedes drivers are happy with Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas. Lewis Hamilton stated that people new to these roles still have to get used to their positions. George Russell, part of the GPDA, wants the drivers and race directors to continue to work well together. “This is important in this relationship, because in this way we can push the sport in the right direction. This only needs a few races. We hope to go in the same direction soon.

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