Sky Sports pundit Martin Brundle refused the idea of the FIA orchestrating an Abu Dhabi GP conspiracy, saying that there was no way it could have been done.
The Abu Dhabi GP was a shameful race for the sport. It saw the rules being broken on the last lap of the race, and that action ended up influencing the world championship result.
Even week after the race, that call has been hotly discussed and debated. Many fans continue to slam the decision, with some accusing the sport’s governing body of rigging the race for entertainment and spectacle.
However, Brundle refused the idea of the FIA orchestrating an Abu Dhabi GP conspiracy, saying that it was realistically impossible for that scenario to have happened.
“It was a great shame for Formula 1,” he told Sky Sports.
“We had all eyes on us and then it was clumsy, it confused people, it upset the fans.
“If you start accusing people of fixing or manipulating events you need to have some very good evidence and or good lawyers around you. I don’t think it was.”
How is that even possible?
“I don’t there was time in the chaos that was the last few laps of that race to sit down and think ‘who do I want to win this race’,” he continued.
“I think it was an avalanche of information and requests and decision that were coming from Race Control and mistakes were made.
“We ended up with a hybrid fast-track version of the regulation with a clock of it of we kind of agreed we don’t want races to finish under the Safety Car or the red flag.”