Three F1 bosses defend under-fire race director

Three team bosses have defended Formula 1’s latest under-fire race director Niels Wittich following the chaotic and controversial Australian GP. The media and many drivers were scathing of the handling of Sunday’s Melbourne race and repeated questionable red flags and re-starts. “But you can’t blame the race management,” the Frenchman insisted. “Those are the rules and the race management followed them.”. Finally, Mike Krack – in charge at Aston Martin – also didn’t want to slam F1’s sole race director Wittich. And former F1 driver Timo Glock thinks that, no matter which way Wittich’s race management decided, there would have been criticism from some. “As Ralf (Schumacher) said, the race should have ended behind the safety car.

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