It’s less than a week since the dramatic events of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and there has been an ongoing debate over a near collision on Lap 37 of last weekend’s race.
Christian Horner, yesterday spoke out against online trolls suggesting that Verstappen would use dirty tactics in the final race to win the title after Lewis Hamilton made his feelings known on the situation.
Sunday’s battle at the Yas Marina Circuit will see one winner take all as both arrive in Abu Dhabi equal on points – a down to the wire battle not seen since 2016.
With the utmost caution in mind for this year’s decider, the FIA has reminded drivers and teams of particular race notes listing out what will and will not be accepted.
Referencing a number of articles from the International Sporting Code, Micheal Masi issued the reminder in this weekend’s race notes saying:
“All Competitors and Drivers are reminded of the various requirements detailed in the FIA International Sporting Code.
“In particular I would like to remind you of the following articles detailed below. 29.2 Article 9.15.1
“The Competitor shall be responsible for all acts or omissions on the part of any person taking part in, or providing a service in connection with, a Competition or a Championship on their behalf, including in particular their employees, direct or indirect, their Drivers, mechanics, consultants, service providers, or passengers, as well as any person to whom the Competitor has allowed access 6/6 to the Reserved Areas.
“29.3 Article 12.2.1 – Breach of Rules and in particular Article 12.2.1.l “Any infringement of the principles of fairness in Competition, behaviour in an unsportsmanlike manner or attempt to influence the result of a Competition in a way that is contrary to sporting ethics.”
“29.4 Article 12.4.5 For all the FIA Championships, cups, challenges, trophies or series, the stewards may also decide to impose the following penalties: Suspension for one or more Competitions, withdrawal of points for the Championship, cup, challenge, trophy, series.”
“29.5 Article 12.4.5.a Points should not be deducted separately from Drivers and Competitors, save in exceptional circumstances.”