Haas Formula 1 team boss Guenther Steiner has been called to see the stewards in Barcelona over media comments he made earlier this week.
Steiner was critical of the stewards in Monaco after they issued Nico Hulkenberg a penalty following an opening lap collision with Logan Sargeant.
Hulkenberg moved past the Williams driver at the end of the first sector, but made contact with Sargeant in doing so.
Steiner has called on F1 to bring in more professional stewards to deal with racing-related matters.
“Every professional sport has got professionals being referees and stuff like this,” he said.
“F1 is one of the biggest sports in the world, and we still have laymen deciding on the fate of people who invest millions in their careers. And it’s always a discussion because there’s no consistency.
“I think we need to step it up. I think it’s now time. I think we’re discussing this for years and years and we always go back to this.”
Steiner stated that the stewards have been too inconsistent with how it deals with on-track incidents.
But the FIA has taken issue with Steiner’s comments and called him to a hearing in Barcelona on Saturday.
He is being summoned over allegedly breaking three regulations in the International Sporting Code.
12.2.1.c Any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any Competition or to the interests of motor sport generally.
12.2.1.f Any words, deeds or writings that have caused moral injury or loss to the FIA, its bodies, its members or its executive officers, and more generally on the interest of motorsport and on the values defended by the FIA.
12.2.1.k Any Misconduct towards, but not limited to:
- officers or member of the staff of the FIA,
- members of the staff of the Organiser or promoter,
- members of the staff of the Competitors,
- suppliers of products or services to (or contractors or subcontractors to) any of the parties listed above;
- doping control officials or any other person involved in a doping control carried out in accordance with Appendix A.