Wow is that what happened they just let 5 cars go by and ended the SC?
I think Merc have a case, RB lobby, then due process for ending SC isnt followed.
This will be decided by a safety car or red flag I feel. When did we last get a flag to flag race without even a vsc?
I dont like to see races decided by cars changing tyres under SC, VSC and Red Flag. F1 needs a complete rules overhaul in that area. It's happened so many times this season and many others, changing results unfairly.
I'm happy for Max, you need some luck to win a title, he had it this time. The FIA were the villain here and they are making a joke of the sport. These last few races have been just unbelievable from the rule setters.
The FIA have intervened there and virtually fixed the result.
Red Bull took a gamble to pit, give up position to back markers on the risk that they may or may not be let go.
Mercedes took the gamble that the safety car would last long enough to reach the end while unlapping or that Max would sacrifice position.
The FIA, seemingly for the first time ever, have then at short notice decided to reorder only the cars that are between Max and Lewis.
That just isn't sporting because they're changing the parameters the teams are making decisions within. If they'd known beforehand that regardless Max would be put behind Lewis, Mercedes would have pit Lewis.
Masi bottled it under pressure from Karen... Shame
Safety cars always make F1 a lottery. They need a better process. Maybe ban S/C and VSC pit stops
Sadly either way the FIA have ruined this.
It taints Max's win because it feels massively contrived - he was gifted that. It feels hard to respect that as a title deciding moment.
Equally if Mercedes pursued it legally and got it overturned, people aren't going to respect a title awarded to Lewis in that circumstance.
Masi / FIA have robbed us all of a genuine decider by intervening like that.