Former Formula 1 driver Mika Salo, invited the acting steward at the Grand Prix of the United States, said that after the situation with penalty of max Verstappen began to receive threats from the fans of the Dutchman.
The pilot of Red Bull Racing received a five-second penalty for overtaking Kimi Raikkonen, committed outside of the track, and lost the podium. Commenting on the punishment, Max and his entourage did not hide his displeasure. And fans even started. In particular, on the page of Mika Salo in Wikipedia the following edit: “Being a steward of the FIA helped Ferrari, issuing unwarranted fines Verstappen”. The text was quickly removed but it was only the beginning.
“I began to threaten, mostly the threats come from Holland. In contrast to the situation with Wikipedia, this is not a joke. Abnormal when the stewards threatened, said Bacon in an interview SuomiF1. – Yes, Max got the penalty, but rules are rules. He went outside the track and gained an advantage. Everything is very clear”.
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