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Wurz Calls for Debate Rejects More Rules Post-Crash

GPDA to Review Verstappen-Norris Clash at Silverstone

03/07/2024

GPDA to debate the contentious Verstappen-Norris Silverstone crash, with Wurz opposing any new rules.

Alex Wurz, president of the Formula 1 drivers’ association, stated that the highly controversial accident between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris in Austria will be addressed at the GPDA meeting in Silverstone before the British Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s F1 advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko, has sharply criticized Norris’s “pathetic” reaction to the incident this week.

“In the future, he should consider that it might be a smart option to finish a race instead of taking incalculable risks,” he added since.

Former Alpha Tauri boss, Franz Tost, agrees: “Does Norris seriously think that Verstappen is going to signal just because it’s Norris and let himself be overtaken that easily?”

On Sunday evening, McLaren F1’s director, Andrea Stella, felt that the FIA might need to crack down harder on Verstappen’s on-track behavior to prevent a repeat of the ultra-controversial 2021 title battle between Max and Lewis Hamilton.

“I understand what he means,” said the president of the Grand Prix drivers’ association, “and it’s clear that we need to talk about it.”

“But I would caution against too many additional rules. We should not dissect every battle into commas and dots. The sport then becomes too governed by rules and descriptions of situations.”

“I always come back to this phrase: let them race. That’s exactly what the public wants to see. You see that drivers can also become grumpy or upset, but in the end, the one who keeps a cool head wins.”

“Next time, they’ll think a bit more about the need to reach the finish line. But this whole story is far from over.”

“I would have preferred that they fought hard together in the following laps, but they touched—so now we have to discuss.”

Wurz Calls for Debate Rejects More Rules Post-Crash

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