Marko expresses his criticism over a series of F1 investigations, urging for the utilization of rational thinking.
Recently, there has been a surge in the number of investigations being conducted post-session in F1, as the sport strives to regain control over several issues.
In the world of motorsport, Helmut Marko, the esteemed advisor of Red Bull, has expressed his disappointment in the number of ongoing investigations conducted by the stewards in Formula 1. He strongly believes that it is high time for the application of “common sense” in this matter.
Lando Norris and Yuki Tsunoda received reprimands following the São Paulo Grand Prix Sprint. They were found to have exceeded the maximum lap time specified by FIA Race Director Niels Wittich for the Sprint Shootout. The lap times were measured between Safety Car Line 2 and Safety Car Line 1.
Less than 24 hours following Friday’s qualifying session, George Russell, Esteban Ocon, and Pierre Gasly faced reprimands for impeding others before the pit lane merge line. This came after they were earlier docked two grid positions for the upcoming Grand Prix due to their guilt.
Since the summer break concluded, F1 qualifying sessions have consistently concluded with numerous investigations. This has caused both drivers and teams to become increasingly displeased with the overwhelming number of rules and directives they must follow.
The main topic should revolve around racing.
Speaking to Sky Germany, Marko lent his support to the calls for reform and shared his thoughts on the matter.
There exists a traditional proverb that states: “Allow them to engage in a race”… In my honest opinion, it is imperative that we put an end to the constant investigations and visits to the stewards.
In these situations, let’s rely on our common sense. The focus should be on the racing, not on things like that.