Whiting joins media call to discuss Mexico


F1 race director Charlie Whiting will join Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen in Thursday's driver press conference in Brazil to discuss the controversial end to the Mexican Grand Prix.

Whiting came in for a torrid of abuse in the closing laps of the Mexican Grand Prix as Vettel felt hard done by after Verstappen cut a corner in their battle for the podium and refused to yield the position.

Having told Whiting to "f*** off", Vettel later apologised in person while also writing to FIA president Jean Todt in which he stated that he "never" repeat that behaviour.

As such the FIA decided not to sanction Vettel over.

Whiting is scheduled to attend Thursday's press briefing with the drivers in Brazil to speak to that subject and that subject alone.

An FIA statement read: "FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting will attend the latter part of the Thursday Drivers’ Press Conference, alongside the nominated drivers, to talk about the 2016 FIA Formula One Mexican Grand Prix. 

"On this occasion he will be present to address this topic ONLY, in order to avoid questions are not in line with the facts in discussion."

Championship rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will also be present on Thursday along with Daniel Ricciardo and Felipe Massa, who is competing in his final Brazilian Grand Prix.