Max Verstappen: “Then make more gravel beds!”  / System 1

Max Verstappen: “Then make more gravel beds!” / System 1

In Austria, the FIA ​​stewards reported 43 offenses for crossing track limits at the Grand Prix alone, there were four time penalties. World champion Max Verstappen is also upset by this.

“It can be fun in France,” said Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner in Spielberg. He looked at the amazing statistics from the Austrian Grand Prix – according to the FIA ​​rules, there were 43 errors due to violations of the piste limits in the World Championship race alone, four drivers received a five-second penalty for repeated errors. : Sebastian Vettel, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris and Guanyuzhou.

Christian Horner knows: With its large second-round areas, the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France tries hard for drivers not to be too specific when it comes to the piste boundary. The 48-year-old Englishman says: “The nature of the track invites you to violate the limits of the piste. And when I look at how many times the FIA ​​has had to speak in Austria, I think it will be worse in France.

Mick Schumacher said in Styria: “We have to discuss that. I find the five-second penalty a bit ridiculous if your bike was an inch off the line. In addition, in most cases you don’t get any time if you are close to the track.»

Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen called the flood of warnings “a joke. There were penalties not only in Formula 1, but also in Formula 2 and 3. People always say it’s easy to stay inside the white line, but the truth is – no, it’s not. Sometimes the car slows down a bit, maybe the tires go bad, maybe the wind has shifted and you’re over the line.”

The 26-time GP winner says: “Then make the gravel beds more than a regular penalty if someone is off by a millimetre! I think we don’t look good as a sport if an infringement is penalized where the driver got no advantage.”

That’s what McLaren driver Lando Norris complained about: “I came out of lane 1, hit the kerb, lost time, and then received a penalty. Forgive me, but wasn’t I already punished enough for my slippage? In some cases, the intervention of the FIA ​​is inappropriate.”

Austrian GP, ​​Red Cow Ring

01. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 1: 24: 24.312 h
02. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Tournament, + 1.532s
03. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +41.217
04. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +58.972
05. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +68.436
06. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1 lap
08. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
09. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +1 lap
10. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, +1 lap
11. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
12. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
13. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 lap
14. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
15. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +1 lap
16. Yuki Tsotaka (J), AlphaTauri, +1 lap
17. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, + lap
Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, engine failure
Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, damaged under body
Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Tournament, collision damage

Driver Racing (after 11 out of 22 races)

01. Verstappen 208 points
02. Leclerc 170
03. Perez 151
04. Sainz 133
05. Russell 128
06.Hamilton 109
07. Norris 64
08.Okoni 52
09. Botta’s 46
10.Alonso 29
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricciardo 17
13. Gas 16
14. Hag 15
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsodina 11
17.zhou 5
18. Arbon 3
19. Walk 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Booth Builder Cup

01. Red Bull Racing 359 points
02.Ferrari 303
03.Mercedes 237
04. McLaren 81
05. Alpine 81
06. Alfa Romeo 51
08. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 18
10. Williams 3