The Belgian Grand Prix he brought with him numerous controversy and as many harsh statements regarding the decisions taken by the Race Direction: in particular, in addition to the continuous postponements of the race, the final choice of running two laps behind the Safety Car beyond the theoretical time limit of 18.00, with a minimum appearance on the track, but essential to be able to attribute a final classification and a halved score for teams and drivers.
Among the jokes that did not go unnoticed there was that of Sebastian Vettel, already protagonist in the qualification of a lively protest against Michael Masi on the immediate exposure of the red flag in Q3. The German ofAston Martin, during a radio team with his track engineer, responded with a dry and meaningful sentence to the news of the resumption of the race at 6:17 pm behind the safety car: “What’s the difference starting now? None, if not for television money“.
Seb’s radio letting him know the race would restart behind the safety car.
“What’s the difference now? nothing. i guess the tv money is the difference “
“Race director is happy to hear your comments” “well i can’t pay him the same amount as the tv guys” #vettel #BelgianGP pic.twitter.com/rdbr01k5T6
– lorena h (@LoreHdz) August 29, 2021
Immediately after the statement, from the pit wall came the reply of his engineer, who talked to his driver saying: “The race director will be happy to hear your comments“. Immediately after, the four-time world champion responded with another joke that was as controversial as it was heated: “Well, I can’t pay him like the TV rights holders.”
FP | Alessandro Prada
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