Wolff ‘nonetheless thinks lots’ about Abu Dhabi 2021
The controversial finish to the championship has been the topic of lots of debate in F1 amongst fanbases, whereas Wolff himself stated that Verstappen was a deserved champion.
Whereas the mud has settled for the reason that occasions came about simply over a yr in the past, in an interview with The Instances the Mercedes boss stated how he nonetheless thinks concerning the occasions “not with anger” however with how the “incomprehensible” occasions came about from time to time.
Wolff: That is the second you fall out of affection with the game
“It was powerful after Abu Dhabi,” stated Wolff. “I’ve all the time favored the precept that the stopwatch by no means lies; the staff that wins is the one which deserves to be the champion.
“However this was totally different. On the finish of the race, a person took choices that weren’t mirrored anyplace within the rule e-book and had been so drastic that they made the result unbelievable.
“That could be a second if you fall out of affection with the game… the precept of equity was breached.”
The FIA took Michael Masi out of his place as F1 Race Director following the season, with the 2 events later agreeing to half methods.
Wolff added: “The FIA took the man out of the job as a result of it was a human error. Nevertheless it’s performed and dusted now. I nonetheless give it some thought lots, however not with anger; it’s simply incomprehensible the way it took place.”
After a disappointing begin to the ‘new period’ algorithm in 2022, Mercedes can be seeking to flip round their fortunes in 2023 and go for a file eighth Drivers’ title with Lewis Hamilton.