“I don’t answer my emails during the race”– Michael Masi owns Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff during the race stoppage at Silverstone.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was found guilty of directly influencing Max Verstappen’s exit from the race when they were pushing each other to the edge.
Mercedes was prompt to defend Hamilton’s role in the crash, and Toto Wolff allegedly spammed FIA’s race director Michael Masi with several mails; when Wolff tried to bring this to Masi’s notice, he got badly trolled.
“I just send you an email,” said Wolff to Masi. In response, he said: “I don’t answer my emails during the race.” The reply by Masi initiated a wave of funny reactions by fans on social media.
Michael Masi after receiving 34 e-mails from Toto Wolff… pic.twitter.com/T0F94BxpHo
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) July 18, 2021
— Mehmets Bruder (@AlisBruder) July 18, 2021
Penalty may cost the race.
In the end, the FIA’s stewards penalized hamilton with a 10-second penalty, which has put him at a backfoot against all the drivers at the top-5 positions in the race.
It was supposed to be a huge advantage for Charles Leclerc, who apparently got the largest benefit from the crash by going at the top of the grid.
However, in the midway, his engine started giving problems to him, and Leclerc gave furious radio messages to his team. But the Ferrari’s race engineer replied that things with engines had been solved.
Charles gets told that the issue is fixed. We hope so too 🙏#BritishGP
— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) July 18, 2021
While publishing this article, Leclerc was still leading the race, and if his momentum continues, it wouldn’t be a major problem for him to seal the victory.