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When will Verstappen get his 2023 championship trophy?

When will Verstappen get his 2023 championship trophy?

14-10-2023 12:47 Last update: 16:38

Max Verstappen already became world champion in Qatar but has to wait for now to receive the trophy. Not until the season is over may the Dutchman receive his third World Championship. This is not a rule the FIA wants to change, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem told Motorsport.com.

The presentation of the awards takes place at the FIA awards gala. This is where champions of the FIA classes come to collect their cups. The Formula 1 awards ceremony also falls under the gala, so Verstappen will have to wait until then to receive his trophy.

Ben Sulayem: 'This is not why Verstappen gets trophy yet'

Ben Sulayem used to be allowed to receive an award himself. He says he slept badly the night before the gala evening. Therefore, that is the reason for not awarding the championship trophy earlier: 'It is the night of the champions where the young people can see the winner, the champion of F1. And that's the idol for them. Do you want me to make sure the dream doesn't come true? No."