Davidson speaks of a “great lesson” in every tumble that the Huge Prix scene has to learn. And he emphasizes: There could be no two opinions in this tumble: “We don’t want our sport to look like this. We stand together.”
The role model function of a professional athlete
Especially for a professional athlete it is “extremely important how to behave, “Davidson continues. “The bottom line is that you are a brand.”
For Paul di Resta, there is even more at stake. “It’s not just about Formula 1,” he said. “You just don’t want to see that used to be.”
Di Resta does not want to reset penalty points to zero
But according to di Resta, those responsible for FIA and Formula 1 could do more, for example tighten the thumbscrews in the event of any kind of offense. Di Resta, himself a former Huge Prix driver, specifically addresses the penalty point card and says: Formula 1 climbers in particular should not be allowed to start with a “clean slate”.
Masepin, for example, immediately collected enough penalty points in Formula 2 to avoid any further Violation to be banned – he would have stayed in Formula 2. After his move to Formula 1, however, his penalty points account is back to zero.
That is exactly what di Resta criticizes and says: “I think it is important that the penalty points are kept, yes from karting on. So that you behave on the track. That has to get into your head before you get into the premier class. “
” In Formula 1, the penalty points are from one I think that’s right. And even if you leave Formula 1, the points should keep counting. “