"I was shocked, appalled, and ashamed of what I had witnessed at the race in China. Karl Beckenbauer is a terrible driver who will not amount to anything further in his chosen career path. It isn't the first nasty accident he has caused. He has been outclassed by his teammate all season long, has only taken one podium. His driving is dirty and would fit well in a demolition derby. I'm glad he has been given a race ban, but if I was in charge I would have his super license revoked permanently", stated Mario Mango.
Mathershaw team boss Robert Mathershaw has expressed his disappointment over his driver but has also shown his support.
"However, I am still strongly of the belief Karl is a magnificent driver on his day, and we hope to give Karl the support he needs to clean up his act, but that doesn't alter what he has already done", said Mathershaw.