GP Mexico: Arrivabene: “The bureaucracy has taken away the podium”


The last laps of the Grand Prix of Mexico have taken -and are likely to continue doing so – much to talk about for the actions related to Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo in the final laps of the race.

with Respect to these last two pilots, the penalty imposed on the German of Ferrari because of his defense over Daniel Ricciardo triggered a penalty of 10 seconds and two points on your license for the consideration of the commissioners who varied the trajectory in the phase of braking. This legislation came into force in the last united States Grand Prix and Vettel, who had been one of the pilots who had complained of Max Verstappen by doing just that, has ended up being the first sanctioned.

The one that never moved under braking… Careful that you can drop penalty to Vettel for this. #F1
— MrAlexF1 (@MrAlexF1) October 30, 2016

But Maurizio Arrivabene, head of the Scuderia, it considers that the penalty to Vettel is completely unfair and the result of the bureaucracy. “Today could have been special, the team deserved this podium, that we was taken away by the bureaucracy”, says the Italian, who highlighted the effort of his team for overcoming the situation. “the Whole team has shown great stamina in staying united and focused in a difficult time. Our strategy made it possible to make good progress during the race and both drivers did a very good job”.

Arrivabene considered the interpretation of the commissioners very unfortunate and highlights the fact that unable to appear in an appeal on the same. “Unfortunately, we have been penalized by the stewards in a decision unappealable, in my opinion, is too harsh and somewhat unjust”. The regulation prevents that you can protest formally to the decisions of the commissioners related to the race.