BREAKING | Stewards hand out penalty to Verstappen after crash with Hamilton

12-09-2021 17:42 | Updated: 12-09-2021 19:23
by GPblog.com
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BREAKING | Stewards hand out penalty to Verstappen after crash with Hamilton

Max Verstappen has received a penalty from the FIA. Lewis Hamilton and Verstappen had to report to the stewards following the incident at the Italian GP and it has been decided that the Dutchman is to blame.

The news has just come in that the Dutchman will receive a penalty of three places for the incident with Hamilton. Due to a slow pit stop of Red Bull Verstappen ended up further back in the field, causing Hamilton to come in right next to him after the Mercedes pit stop.

According to Verstappen Hamilton did not leave enough space, but the stewards of the FIA clearly think otherwise.

FIA verdict in detail

According to the stewards' judgment, Verstappen was not next to Hamilton when arriving at turn one, but only in the corner itself. The stewards believe the Dutchman went too late for the action to have "the right to racing room", as the FIA calls it. Hamilton could have steered further away from the curb to avoid an incident, according to the FIA, but they found his position understandable and therefore believe that Verstappen is guilty. They also confirm that they have not looked at the consequences for the drivers, but only at the incident itself.

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