‘This man is so harmful… he will kill somebody’: F1 fans fume at 10-second penalty for Max Verstappen after Lewis Hamilton ran into the back of him… claiming it’s ‘no punishment’ for the Red Bull star as a result of it did not change the outcome
- Sparks flew – fairly actually – at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday night
- Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided, with the latter finally profitable
- Verstappen was handed a five-second penalty after which additional 10 seconds later
- F1 fans fumed at the ‘no punishment’ penalty as a result of it did not change the outcome
- One claimed Verstappen goes to ‘kill somebody’ if he continues in similar vein
Formula One fans have hit out at the FIA for giving Max Verstappen a retrospective 10-second penalty in the wake of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – a punishment that didn’t change the outcome of the race.
Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s title battle received very heated in Jeddah on Sunday night time, with the pair clashing all through a dramatic race and the latter finally operating out race winner.
Red Bull star Verstappen completed second, even with a five-second penalty handed to him throughout the race for an incident with Hamilton at flip one, that means the race will go on to Abu Dhabi subsequent week with the pair useless stage in the drivers’ standings.
Max Verstappen (left) and Lewis Hamilton collided in a weird lap 37 incident in Saudi Arabia
Hamilton ran into the back of his title rival after Verstappen was ordered to offer the lead back
F1 fans fumed at the retrospective choice handy Verstappen an extra 10-second penalty
One claimed Verstappen goes to place one other driver in ‘SERIOUS hazard’ if he carries on
Another spoke about the worrying precedent the FIA have set by allotting a minor penalty
After the race in Saudi Arabia, each Verstappen and Hamilton had been known as to the stewards relating to a weird incident on lap 37, during which the Red Bull man was instructed to offer the lead back to Hamilton, solely for the Brit to crash into the back of him when he braked arduous on the straight.
Verstappen argued he had left sufficient room for Hamilton to move, however the incident brought on a lot confusion throughout the latter phases of the race, and the Dutchman was later given an extra 10-second penalty – which suggests he nonetheless completed second and earned sufficient factors to go into subsequent week stage.
F1 fans had been fast to take to social media in the wake of the FIA’s choice, with one insisting: ‘The penalty was no punishment as the outcome was unchanged,’ earlier than occurring so as to add: ‘The loser was F1, with the poorest show of the sport’s governance I’ve seen in 50 years following the sport.’
Elsewhere, fans had been livid with Verstappen for the incident in query, claiming the punishment ought to have been harsher and impacted the outcome extra.
Hamilton holds the winner’s trophy aloft as Verstappen watches on along with his head bowed
The race was dramatic all through, with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff displaying his stress
After the second restart, Verstappen (left), Hamilton (center) and Esteban Ocon battled it out
‘This man is so harmful,’ one fan wrote. ‘Another penalty, when will he be taught? He’s going to kill somebody one race.’
Elsewhere, one other F1 viewer mentioned: ‘I’m not proud of this pointless 10 second penalty Verstappen received. it ought to have been a five-place grid penalty for the subsequent race.
‘You cannot give somebody place back by staying on the racing line after which instantly making use of brakes. That’s harmful!’
‘What an enormous precedent this units,’ one other fan mentioned. ‘You can brake take a look at somebody on a predominant straight, risking an enormous incident, and simply get a 10-second penalty.’
There was, although, nonetheless heaps of help heading Verstappen’s method, with the Red Bull man even profitable F1’s ‘Driver of the Day’ vote in Jeddah.
Many F1 fans believed the FIA ought to have given Verstappen a harsher penalty than they did
Others mentioned the FIA are attempting all the pieces they’ll to offer Hamilton the world championship
The official report from the FIA defined why Verstappen was given his 10-second penalty
One fan claimed that the title battle is mounted in Hamilton’s favour. On Twitter, the Verstappen supporter wrote: ‘Next race, Max P20 and 10-second penalty, Max has to race with a bicycle.
‘I do not know in the event that they know different strategies to assist Hamilton, seems to be like the total FIA is up on their foot to assist Hamilton to be the champion.’
There is only one race left of the extremely thrilling 2021 season, with Mercedes’ Hamilton and Red Bull’s Verstappen neck and neck heading to Abu Dhabi subsequent weekend.
As it stands, Verstappen will win the title if neither driver finishes or picks up factors in the season finale, with the Red Bull man having gained extra races this season.
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