Human error in Formula 1

The regular bodies attest to Masi, in their one day before the first season’s race in Bahrain (Sunday 16 o’clock, live! At Grand Prix) published report, “in good faith and to the best of the knowledge and conscience in view of the difficult situation” acted in which the Time for decisions have been extremely limited and “immense pressure through the teams” had been exercised.

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In the last season’s race 2021, the up to date Lewis Hamilton had lost the title to Red Bull driver Max at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in Mercedes on the last lap. Preceded was a controversial decision Masis, after a safety car phase not all overall cars, which were at this time between Hamilton and stages were left back round. Trapping used this situation and still overtook Hamilton with fresher mature.

The athletic regulations offered overlooking the Safety Car but interpretation margin in which Masi moved. In addition, the request was expressed in advance by all stakeholders again and again to leave a race as far as possible behind the Safety Car.

The identification of backing cars has been done by hand, the FIA ​​noted. And a “human mistake led that not all the cars themselves returned”. A software should take over this process in the future to exclude errors. In addition, the sports regulations were specified in the back round.

Masi had also been dropped to pressure from Mercedes as a race director. The German Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas from Portugal alternate in this position in the future. In the future, the RenDirector should meet significantly fewer tasks in parallel. Direct communication between teams and renning director is also severely limited.

In addition, there is a virtual control room in the FIA ​​headquarters in Geneva, which operates as a “Remote Operations Center” (ROC). The record should be comparable to those of more than ten simultaneous football matches, “including more 140 video and audio sources”. The FIA ​​clearly realized that the ROC “no regulatory violence”. Earlier decisions can not be evaluated or changed.