Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting will attend Thursday’s drivers’ press conference alongside Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, to discuss the controversy which followed the Mexican Grand Prix.
Vettel and Verstappen were involved in an on-track battle which resulted in the Red Bull driver being demoted from the podium and replaced by Vettel. However later in the day, Vettel was handed a penalty, dropping him behind Verstappen and promoting Daniel Ricciardo to third.
Vettel was also heard telling Whiting to “f**k off” over team radio – which he was later pardoned for by FIA president Jean Todt after he wrote letters of apology to the FIA and Whiting.
The FIA has confirmed that Whiting will join the pair during Thursday’s press conference to address the matter.
“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 which are not in line with the facts in discussion.”
Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo, and Nico Rosberg will also be in attendance.