Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Brazilian GP 2021
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A motor racing legend has doubled down on his scathing opinion about trendy System 1.
Instantly after the 2021 championship finale between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton led to excessive controversy, German two-time rally world champion Walter Rohrl vowed to not “waste a minute” watching any extra grands prix.
“I can save time and idiot myself,” stated the 74-year-old.
Now, he admitted to Sport Bild journal that his stance hasn’t modified, as he welcomed the FIA’s transfer to oust race director Michael Masi.
“Sadly, rightly so,” stated Rohrl. “I’ve no sympathy for such selections,” he added, referring to Masi’s dealing with of the fateful security automobile interval.
He’s additionally no fan of System 1’s new laws for 2022, with design freedom of the radically completely different ‘floor impact’ automobiles restricted by the FIA.
“I feel equalising the efficiency is nonsense,” Rohrl complained.
“It seems like they would favor if all of them crossed the end line facet by facet in two rows of ten. For me, I’ve a distinct understanding of racing.”
Even new world champion Verstappen is just not secure from Rohrl’s tirade.
“He definitely drives a automobile very nicely, however as a driver he is a brute. He drives like a wild axe within the forest,” he stated of the 24-year-old Dutchman.