F1 Race Director Michael Masi explained the decision by the FIE Commissioners, who canceled their decision in the middle of the race that there was a collision between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen in a racing incident and reopened an investigation.
The first bend of the race for the GP of Japan in Suzuki resulted in an attainment of collisions between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, and the Dutchman also ended the race early due to a damaged car.
The commissioners initially identified the collision as a racing incident and then re-opened the investigation in the middle of the race and fined Leclerc with a margin of five 15. seconds
F1 racing director Michael Masi explained the reasons for re-deciding the accident in the first round.
“Based on what they had at their disposal, they concluded that it was a racing incident. They gained extra footage during the race and were able to reopen the case due to additional evidence. ”