Alan Jones disappointed with the work of the FIA stewardAugust 23, 2019
Formula 1 veteran Alan Jones, the 1980 world champion, is considering refusing to participate in the refereeing of races as a guest steward, as he was disappointed in this work.
In particular, the Australian does not agree with the decision on a fine imposed by Sebastian Vettel in Canada, because of which the Ferrari racer lost his victory, although he was the first to cross the finish line.
“We can say that I’m somewhat disappointed with the direction that Formula 1 has currently chosen,” Jones said. – So much so that I seriously think about refusing to participate in the work of stewards. In many cases, I sincerely disagree with what they are doing, although it is clear that I do not have the right to criticize while I am an FIA steward. ”
According to Jones, in the case of Vettel’s fine, contradictions quite clearly manifested themselves due to the fact that the rules of Formula 1 were designed in such a way that the stewards did not have the opportunity to make their own judgments about certain incidents.
“The stewards are given a book where, for example, on page five in paragraph three, the fourth line above, it says what penalty should be imposed if the wire is disconnected from someone’s car battery,” commented 72-year-old Jones, who once held 12 wins driving Shadow and Williams cars. – But the steward still needs to have some freedom of action – why then attract the former racers if I have no way to say: “No, I definitely think that it was a racing incident” or something like that? I don’t think that everything should be decided only on the basis of a set of rules. ”
Alan Jones has not been invited to the role of the third steward for three years, the last time he worked in this capacity at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2016.
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