Martin Brundle sheds light on ‘heated arguments’ at Monaco Grand Prix race control

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MARTIN BRUNDLE has opened up on rumours that race administrators Niels Witch and Eduardo Freitas had a disagreement forward of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Martin Brundle has claimed there have been ‘heated arguments’ from Race Management because the Monaco Grand Prix was thrown into chaos after an surprising delay. The Sky Sports activities pundit stated the fiery trade would ‘presumably clarify’ the lack of understanding as groups have been left baffled.

He stated: “A few dependable sources inform me that there have been heated arguments in Race Management in the course of the deadlock as all of us appeared on not sure of what was occurring. This presumably explains the durations of inaction and lack of understanding, and the explanation why the protection automotive was not out exploring observe circumstances as common.”

A number of workforce bosses and drivers have criticised the FIA’s dealing with of the state of affairs. The Monaco Grand Prix was delayed minutes earlier than the beginning because it began to rain.

They claimed the choice to postpone the beginning was made on security grounds and a formation lap was began round quarter-hour late. Nevertheless, the circumstances worsened and the race was pink flagged earlier than the top of the warm-up lap.

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Martin Brundle sheds light on 'heated arguments' at Monaco Grand Prix race control

Martin Brundle has revealed extra on FIA disagreements (Picture: Getty)

It took an additional hour earlier than the circumstances have been deemed secure sufficient to proceed. Lewis Hamilton has demanded talks with the FIA of their subsequent drivers’ briefings as he claimed stopping for rain was ‘not a ok purpose’.

In the meantime, Christian Horner demanded a ‘assessment’ after describing the Monaco delay as ‘chaotic’ Murmurings of a disagreement in Race Management have been leaked on Sunday however nothing had been verified up till now.

Freitas and Wittich have been drafted in as F1’s new race administrators after Michael Masi was dismissed forward of the brand new season. Brundle additionally hit out on the FIA’s lack of communication to the media which solely elevated the confusion amongst followers.

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Martin Brundle sheds light on 'heated arguments' at Monaco Grand Prix race control

The Monaco Grand Prix was delayed on Sunday after a rain bathe (Picture: Getty)

He added: “We have been knowledgeable by the FIA at 20.03 after the race on Sunday that there have been energy points on the beginning gantry because of the heavy rain which explains the rolling begins after the pink flags.

“If we had been instructed this within the media by way of our easy and efficient WhatsApp group, we may have then knowledgeable the tens of thousands and thousands of viewers across the globe and the tens of 1000’s of followers trackside, and it might all have made much more sense.”

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