LONDON (Reuters) - system One can be extra transparent approximately stewards’ decisions however there has been no hidden agenda at the back of the penalty that cost Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada, the game’s handling director Ross Brawn stated on Tuesday.

Vettel became punished after creating a mistake in Sunday’s race in Montreal at the same time as under strain from Mercedes’ championship chief Lewis Hamilton, who finished second however become declared winner.

Brawn acknowledged that the five 2d penalty introduced to Vettel’s time after the race had prompted a lot of debate.


“i've a variety of appreciate for the work of the stewards and for their professionalism, and that i believe they would be the first to say that they would pick not to look a race outcome determined thru a penalty,” he said in a overview of the weekend.

“at the same time, I recognize how hard it have to be for fans to apprehend why the driver at the pinnacle step of the podium isn't the only who crossed the finish line first,” delivered the Briton.

“That’s why transparency is vital when it comes to explaining the selections of the stewards, particularly in this type of complicated sport as system One.”

Brawn, a name-winning former Ferrari technical director and ex-Mercedes group important, cautioned running with the governing FIA to discover a way for stewards to give an explanation for their choices to the fanatics and the way they reached them.

5 stewards review and determine on incidents during races, reviewing an array of records and video evidence in a completely tight time body.

they may be also aiming to be steady with preceding choices.

whilst Sunday’s penalty brought about an outcry that the officers had wrecked a exciting warfare between Vettel and Hamilton, it turned into recognised by way of others that they had applied the letter of the law.

whether or not the regulations are fit for reason, and how much discretion the stewards must have exercised, was some other debate.

Brawn stated he would now not touch upon the choice, given his function and Ferrari’s said intention to attraction, however fans may be confident that it were taken impartially.

“there is nothing sinister about a choice like this. You might accept as true with it or not, but none of people who take at the position of steward each weekend has a hidden time table, and lovers can be sure of that,” he stated.

Mercedes have received the primary seven rounds of the season and are running away with both championships even as Ferrari have no longer won since the U.S. Grand Prix in October final yr — a 10-race drought.

Brawn hailed Vettel because the “celebrity of the weekend” and could apprehend the four times champion’s disappointment and frustration.