Horner was left indignant on the means Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff was in a position to converse to the stewards throughout their deliberations over the crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in final weekend’s British Grand Prix.

After Wolff was suggested over staff radio by F1 race director Michael Masi to go and converse to the stewards, Horner marched down there himself to ensure that his staff’s views weren’t ignored.

But he thinks that groups having direct entry to stewards amid such debates shouldn’t be allowed.

“I saw Toto, who was lobbying the stewards, and I heard he was going there to do it, so I went to make sure that our view was represented,” defined Horner about why he was noticed on the stewards.

“I do not suppose it is proper {that a} staff principal ought to have the ability to go and foyer the stewards. They needs to be locked away in order that they are not influenced.

“For me, it was unacceptable that he had gone up there to lobby the stewards. I wanted to make sure that there was a balanced opinion given, rather than trying to influence pressure on the stewards to make a menial sentence.”

Horner believes it’s in F1’s pursuits for the stewards to do their deliberation in full isolation, fairly than be probably influenced by outdoors events.

“I don’t think the stewards should be interfered with,” he mentioned. “They have to be clear headed to have the ability to make these choices.

“I went to see the stewards because I’d heard that Toto was up there, presenting a case. You want it to be fair and balanced, and I don’t think anybody should be allowed to see the stewards.”

But regardless of Horner’s views on the matter, F1 race director Michael Masi mentioned he has no drawback with the stewards having an open door coverage with groups.

“If now we have an incident after the race, we invite the groups and the drivers to return up and seem earlier than the stewards,” he mentioned.

“We had the case in Monza final 12 months when Lewis went and spoke to the stewards to know what occurred and take a look on the entire image. During the suspension, that capacity exists, so there is not any cause to not.”


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