Max Mosley has hit back on accusations that the FIA is biased against Lewis Hamilton or McLaren following the recent penalty that cost Lewis Hamilton the win at Spa last weekend.Max has a special term for all of you Lewis and McLaren fans that feel the FIA is biased:
So now we can all rest assured that all of you petition signers and detractors are just stupid and the rest of us are clear thinking individuals. How does that make you feel as a fan of F1 and a person who feels the recent FIA penalties have favored Ferrari over McLaren and hindered Lewis’s chance for a title this year?
“Any suggestion there is a bias for or against any team or driver is completely untrue, absolutely not,” Mosley told Reuters today at Monza.
“I think it’s a reflection, and I’m sorry to say this, of the stupidity of the people who say it because they haven’t really thought the thing through and put themselves in the position of the people who have to take these very difficult decisions.”
“I think he is a brilliant driver and it would be really excellent for Formula One and the world championship, if he won it,” the FIA president said. “But that doesn’t mean we are going to help him or hinder him. We are going to be utterly neutral.
“But that said, it would be brilliant if he won because he is a supreme talent and when it’s difficult, that’s when we see it. He has done a great job, and whilst we can admire, we mustn’t assist or hinder.”
“My immediate reaction was this is going to waste a great deal of everybody’s time,” Mosley said. “Which is true, it’s what always happens. A tiny incident and it takes up hours of your time.”