Niels Wittich

Vettel suggests Formula 1 made a mistake firing Masi to appease Hamilton

Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel indicates that it was remiss of the FIA to remove Michael Masi as race director after the chaotic events of the Monaco Grand Prix. The race in Monte Carlo was delayed despite minimal rain around the circuit and, when the Safety Car did finally lead the drivers away, it had


FIA president can’t ‘buy race directors on Google or Amazon’

Not for the first-time this season, the race directors came under fire yet again at the recent Monaco Grand Prix, resulting in a stark comment from the FIA president himself. Drivers and teams were left puzzled as to the lengthy delay of the recent race in Monaco, which started almost an hour after it should’ve


Important to avoid ‘verbal abuse’ between Hamilton and the FIA

Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) chairman Alex Wurz believes that the FIA is right to enforce the ban on jewellery being worn in the cockpit, but disagrees with the manner in which it was done. On two occasions this season, the FIA has asked race director Niels Wittich to post a reminder in his pre-race


McLaren boss says Lewis Hamilton shouldn’t race in Formula 1

Sir Lewis Hamilton’s ongoing dispute with the FIA over the tightening of jewellery rules has seen drivers rally in support of the Mercedes driver. McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl, however, has a very different outlook on the saga, stating that the rules are “quite straightforward and simple” The FIA recently clamped down on driver accessories

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