prefference for green flag- of course no one wants an accident or a procession but that’s not that same as saying “throw the rules out of the window if we do need a safety car just so we get a wee green light somewhere on camera!”
results are final - that’s code to say “stop giving us negative publicity. We will take a dim view of it and the scrutineers will come down heavily at every race if you don’t just shut up and go away.”
human error - more code for it was not us, it was not premeditated so don’t even think about suing!
radio coms - code for you all caused it too you know….spread the blame as shit sticks to everyone.
different analysis - a tiny attempt to say yeah we could have written clearer rules…. But it does not explain why Masi interpreted them many times before but only on this one occasion decided to try a new freestyle rule Completely at odds with his own explanation only a year before.
They were not going to say anything else having already removed Masi were they? Nor would they reverse the results and declare it on lap 57 but race void which Verstappen would still be world champion by the virtue of Masi awarding him the win for doing 2 parade laps at Spa