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Toto Wolff thinks Sunday’s Singapore grand prix proved F1 needs to rethink its new clampdown on radio communications.
Ultimately, a last-minute compromise meant only driver ‘coaching’ was banned in Singapore and for the rest of the season. But the governing FIA is still planning to outlaw all ‘performance’-related messages from the start of 2015, including any radio call that helps the driver to manage the technical systems aboard his car.
Red Bull has denied claims it sent illegal coded radio messages to Daniel Ricciardo during the Singapore grand prix.
After the FIA’s new communications clampdown took effect last weekend, McLaren pointed the finger at its rivals for disguising driver-performance related radio calls to Ricciardo as legal technical messages.
McLaren has pointed the finger at Red Bull for allegedly breaching the FIA’s new clampdown on radio communications.
Although the governing body intended to immediately impose a comprehensive ban on ‘performance’-related messages, the compromise reached ahead of track action in Singapore ultimately outlawed only driver coaching-style calls.
Sebastian Vettel’s bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the height of his dominant powers.
As the German and Red Bull struggle to get to the bottom of the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 troubles, he has yet another different RB10 chassis at his disposal under the Asian city-state’s popular lights.
Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing.
On Tuesday, rampant speculation that the German could be about to complete a ‘seat swap’ with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for 2015 was denied. “There is nothing new,” Vettel told Sport Bild. “I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m happy where I am.”
All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.
Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday.
Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.
At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam.
F1’s ‘silly season’ is bursting into life at Monza — and almost every team in pitlane is playing ball.
That goes even for the sport’s dominant Mercedes, and one of the highest-paid and most marketable stars, Lewis Hamilton. Boss Toto Wolff had already lifted the lid by warning that if the Briton and his teammate Nico Rosberg do not fix up their broken relationship, Mercedes might have to change its lineup for 2015.