Former Formula 1 driver Mika Salo was a guest steward for the Russian Grand Prix. After the race, he was criticized for the fines of Lewis Hamilton and for leaking information to the Finnish press before the official announcement.
Mika disagrees with the charges …
Mika Salo: “It’s all nonsense. All accusations are unfounded. I heard that someone came up with this story, but it was worth checking the facts. You can write anything on the Internet. As for the fine, everyone must follow the rules, especially when they are perfectly clear.
When someone does not like the decision of the stewards, they always start saying nasty things. I received threats for a whole year after we deprived Max Verstappen of the podium in the USA in 2017. “