MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta weighed in on F1’s title controversy, saying he would never want such a thing in his sport.
The 2021 season had everything for all kinds of fans. However, one thing it didn’t have was a fair and legal end, with its conclusion leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouths.
Max Verstappen won the world championship in highly controversial fashion thanks to those in power making a terrible interpretation of the Safety Car rules in the wake of the crash in the dying laps of the Abu Dhabi GP.
It ended up affecting race leader Lewis Hamilton, who was set to take the win and the championship had the rules been enforced the way they were supposed to
The MotoGP boss weighed in on F1’s title controversy, saying it was the worst way to conclude an epic season.
“I don’t want such a finale in MotoGP,” he told Marca, as quoted by grandprix.com.
“Of course I would like two riders fighting for the title until the last race, but the way it all turned out? No.
“I’m not for or against anyone. It was a fantastic world championship, the battle was fought to the end, but at the end there was also controversy which is not good.”
“I don’t like the fact that doubts arose afterwards and then the runner-up said nothing more,” the Spaniard added.
Ezpeleta then recalled the most controversial moment in MotoGP history, that being Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez’ infamous clash in 2015, saying such incidents leave a bad mark on the sport.
“I certainly don’t dream of that again,” he said.
“It was good news for everyone from the point of view of media attention, but I certainly don’t want it.”