Max and Bernie: FIA punishment not lenient

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Max and Bernie have sounded off on the 3-race suspended ban for McLaren saying they felt it was good and appropriate although Bernie suggested it may be a tad lenient. Autosport has the story.

Max First:

“I don’t think so,” he said when asked by the BBC if McLaren had got off lightly. “In the end there were decisions taken by the people who are no longer involved. That being the case, it would have been unfair to go on with the matter.

“We think it’s entirely fair. They’ve demonstrated there’s a complete culture change and under those circumstances it’s better to put the whole thing behind us.

“Unless they do something similar, that’s the end of the matter.”

Mosley added that he was impressed with the attitude of team principal Martin Whitmarsh and the way he has conducted himself since the controversy.

“Martin Whitmarsh made a very good impression,” said Mosley. “He’s straightforward and wants to work with us. We’re all trying to do the same thing, which is make the championship successful. Martin fully understands that and we reacted accordingly.

And now Bernie:

Bernie Ecclestone said that he was happy with the hearing, although he did suspect the punishment was lenient.

“Probably, yes,” he said when asked if McLaren had got off lightly.

“It was fair, honest and straightforward. I thought Martin [Whitmarsh] was happy with that. He knew they did something wrong so they got a slap.”

So Max is happy that Ron and Davey were moved out and as such, there was really nothing left to quibble about? Uh, then why have the hearing and expense? Couldn’t you have dropped the hearing after finding out Ron and Davey were kicked to the curb?


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