Toto Wolff has offered his support to FIA race director Michael Masi in the wake of criticism for his handling of a tempestuous Saudi Arabian Grand Prix but insisted F1 must learn from the ensuing "confusion".
In a race that never settled from the get-go, there were numerous incidents between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, from corner-cutting and gaining an advantage to driving unnecessarily slowly under safety car conditions and then a bizarre collision between the two F1 title rivals.
There was also confusion during a red flag period as Masi and Red Bull seemingly dealt over the positioning of Verstappen for the first restart, having gained a place off-track.
"I would have wished that the red flag wouldn’t have been taken at the beginning of the race.
"It is where I thought that we had lost the race and that clearly was also a judgemental call when some of the advertising on a barrier is ripped off that you stop the race. But it is what it is.
“There was so much on, so many things to judge and I wouldn’t want to be in either Michael’s seat nor the stewards’ seats today because you are always looking stupid if you make a mistake and if there are 100 decisions to make, there may be some that are wrong or controversial.
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