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Marko not done criticising FIA: 'Unprofessional and unacceptable'

Marko not done criticising FIA: 'Unprofessional and unacceptable'

21-11-2021 18:31


Max Verstappen fought his way back up to second place at the Qatar Grand Prix. The Dutchman had to start from P7 because of a grid penalty for ignoring a double yellow in qualifying. Helmut Marko criticises the penalty.

Red Bull are still dealing with the aftermath of the penalty the Dutchman received for the incident in qualifying. Valtteri Bottas also received a grid penalty for ignoring a yellow flag. Marko believes both penalties are unjustified.

Unprofessional and unacceptable'

The Red Bull advisor thinks the way decisions are made is not tenable for a multi-billion dollar company like Formula 1. "We get all the information on the displays and there was nothing to see. Then there was that one second where the marshal is told to wave yellow and suddenly he picks up the second yellow flag at the moment Verstappen passes," Marko told Sky Germany.

"That is totally unprofessional and unacceptable in my opinion. Neither driver should have received a penalty," Marko concludes. Earlier today Marko also let it be known that he was not happy with the FIA.

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