FIA chiefs and F1 drivers’ split grows as more concerns raised ahead of Azerbaijan GP

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YUKI TSUNODA and Sebastian Vettel have spoken out in opposition to the FIA forward of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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The continuing cut up between the FIA and the present crop of System One drivers is exhibiting no indicators of reaching an amicable conclusion forward of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The all-new race director pairing of Niels Wittich and Eduardo Fritas has been slammed by a lot of outstanding figures on the grid, with their dealing with of occasions having made the headlines on quite a lot of events because the starting of the brand new marketing campaign.

Loads of drivers have already criticised the FIA because of their inconsistent decision-making at Grand Prix weekends, with the issue having been highlighted after F1’s newest outing on the streets of Monaco earlier this month. Yuki Tsunoda expressed his dissatisfaction with the working strategies of the brand new race administrators resulting from their lack of expertise when in comparison with Michael Masi, who was relieved of his duties after final yr’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“I am not trusting the FIA, each time it is tremendous inconsistent,” the AlphaTauri driver instructed Motorsport.com. “I received already 4 reprimands, and the final time in Monaco, I nonetheless do not know why.

“I imply, it is not good to say what different drivers have been doing, however different drivers have been doing even worse issues they usually haven’t any investigation, whereas different races they [the FIA] have been out of the blue getting strict or one thing like that.

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FIA chiefs and F1 drivers' split grows as more concerns raised ahead of Azerbaijan GP

Yuki Tsunoda and Sebastian Vettel have spoken out in opposition to the FIA (Picture: GETTY)

“So in all probability if somebody cross the white line there could be a penalty for some races. For me, I will simply keep on with what the regulation [says] or simply the most secure as a lot as potential to not get in any bother.”

Tsunoda’s feedback have since been echoed by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, who believes the game would reap the rewards of getting a extra skilled race director following Masi’s dismissal on the finish of final yr. The 44-year-old was sacked after his mistake in dictating which lapped automobiles could be allowed to un-lap themselves in Abu Dhabi handed Max Verstappen his first Drivers’ Championship title on the expense of Lewis Hamilton.

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FIA chiefs and F1 drivers' split grows as more concerns raised ahead of Azerbaijan GP

The FIA have come beneath hearth because of their inconsistent decision-making in current weeks (Picture: EXPRESS)

“What we’re lacking now’s the expertise that Michael had and delivered to the job as a result of he did it for therefore lengthy and grew up with it,” Vettel instructed The Impartial when quizzed on the row surrounding the FIA’s new race administrators.

“It isn’t a simple place now as a result of there’s extra focus and extra highlight on what is occurring at race management. However I hope issues relax and we discover a technique to work collectively, as within the drivers and the FIA.

“You can’t make everyone joyful, however we have to try to make each side extra joyful.”

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