JULY 19, 2018
Salo acknowledges F1 stewards controversy
F1 steward Mika Salo has acknowledged the controversy over penalties given to Ferrari drivers in recent races.
After Sebastian got a 5 second penalty in France, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was penalised 10 seconds for a similar first-lap incident at Silverstone.
Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat reports that former F1 driver Mika Salo will be a steward this weekend at Hockenheim.
And he agrees that the recent rulings against the Ferrari drivers were inconsistent.
"I would have given Kimi a 5 second penalty too. Basically, the situations with Kimi and Sebastian were quite similar," said Salo.
"On the other hand, I understand a different interpretation, because after Vettel's case it was shown that in many contexts a 5 second penalty was too mild," he added.