“It’s incredible. We are faced with a misunderstanding between the Clerk of the Course and a Commissioner “. Christian Horner, team principal of Rd Bull, is obviously furious at the five penalty positions inflicted on Verstappen for not respecting a double yellow flag waved by a Commissioner on the finish straight at the end of Q3. The image is incredible, because on the left Verstappen has the commissioner waving the double yellow flag and on the right the luminous panel of the circuit directly connected to the Race Direction indicating the green light.
However, not having slowed down in front of the Commissioner’s signal cost a lot to Max Vestappen, who will climb to seventh position on the starting grid for the Qatar Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas paid with three positions because the flag was still single when he passed, Sainz was not penalized because he raised his foot noticing Gasly’s car on the right. “Sainz lifted his foot three meters before the finish – Horner added – all three had the DRS at their disposal because Michael Masi felt the track was safe. We can appeal but it would be a waste of time. Let’s hope Verstappen has a good start and someone will overtake Hamilton at the start. For sure Max will be even more motivated after this verdict ”.
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