Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is not interested in FIA investigating the Monaco GP incident as it gains headlines.
In the recent red bull team orders rift, one incident, in particular, garnered a lot of attention. As Max Verstappen denied his teammate Sergio Perez sixth position, speculations started brewing.
The reason why Verstappen denied the position remains unclear. Regardless, just after the race, one incident from the past came in front. During the Monaco GP qualifying earlier this year, Sergio Perez brought out a red flag after spinning his car.
The spin blocked the streets of Monaco leaving no chance for drivers to get another lap in before the time ran out.
Now, the speculations indicate that Perez deliberately crashed to keep Verstappen behind him. At that instance, Verstappen was behind Perez who was in P3. The move secured third place start for the Mexican while denying Max any chance to improve his times.
Rivals don’t want another investigation over the crash of Perez
Anyways, FIA stated that the investigation into the incident was completed then and there only 9 months ago. However, the governing body can re-investigate if the rival teams want to complain.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff disapproved of any such investigation for the Monaco incident:
“We’ve had enough PR crisis in the last couple of weeks around the team and we don’t need another one,”
the Mercedes boss told the media.
McLaren team boss Zak Brown has a similar stand:
“I think Monaco was a long time ago and suddenly talking about Monaco, I think that trains left the station.”
Lastly, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto also agrees the sport needs to “move forward” and rather “discuss what we should do in that type of situations because I don’t think there is a clear answer right now.”
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