“The protagonists want to demonstrate their supremacy” – F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is enjoying the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen but doesn’t want any more crashes between them.
There have been countless opinions given on the crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at Silverstone.
The sport’s CEO Stefano Domenicali has now spoken out on it, as quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport. He is happy with the competitiveness the duo are showing but is hoping that there are no more crashes between them.
“I’m happy to see a championship where the protagonists want to demonstrate their supremacy. The fact there is this kind of sporting tension is part of the game. We are talking about teams and drivers who are able to control strong emotional moments.
“Then, of course, I hope there will be hard-fought races until the last corner but that such episodes won’t happen again.”
🚨 The FIA has announced a summons for Red Bull and Mercedes to review the Verstappen/Hamilton crash on Thursday in Hungary, with Red Bull exercising its right to review the incident 💥#F1 #Formula1 #HungarianGP 🇭🇺
— Autosport (@autosport) July 27, 2021
Pole position for sprint qualifying winner
The first-ever F1 sprint race was held at the British GP last weekend, with the winner awarded the pole position. Since then, some have suggested it should go to the traditional qualifying winner on Friday. But Domenicali has indicated status quo, suggesting everyone will fall in line as this becomes a norm.
“The concept of pole position based on a single lap is in the history of F1, but things can be changed.
“Think about the Halo, how many people were against it. Today, nobody dares to question it anymore. It’s an evaluation we are making. Anyway, I liked F1’s desire to try something new.”