In light of the penalty, max Verstappen at the United States Grand Prix head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff said that the FIA can’t punish pilots for a tough fight on the track.
Verstappen was deprived of a podium in Austin, applying to it the five-second penalty, because during overtaking Kimi Raikkonen in the battle for third place, the Dutchman cut off the turn.
Wolf believes that the FIA took too hasty and harsh decision against Verstappen.
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“I think we should allow pilots to fight each other. When a driver acts dishonestly, breaking the track, he has to be punished, but if it’s a tough fight on the track, the pilot tries to overtake the opponent, then we should not hurry with his punishment”, – quotes Toto AUTOSPORT.com.
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