Site logo

Verstappen summoned by stewards

NEWS STORY
13/11/2021

Max Verstappen has been summoned by the Interlagos stewards for an alleged breach of the Sporting Regulations.

An intriguing Brazilian Grand Prix weekend took a further twist when Max Verstappen was summoned by the Interlagos stewards at 22:20 (local time) for an alleged breach of Article 2.5.1 of the FIA International Sporting Code.

In particular, the rules states: "Inside the parc ferme, only the officials assigned may enter.

"No operation, checking, tuning or repair is allowed unless authorised by the same officials or by the applicable regulations."

The Dutchman is to meet with the stewards at 09:30 (local time) on Saturday.

It is understood that Verstappen has been summoned after allegedly being seen to touch the rear wing on Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes, which was subsequently called for investigation by the stewards over an issue relating to the DRS system on the world champion's car.

Indeed, footage of the moments after qualifying, shot from trackside and also inside Fernando Alonso's Alpine, appear to show Verstappen walk to the back of his car and touch his own rear wing before walking over to touch the rear wing on Hamilton’s car as the Briton climbed out of it.

Meanwhile, claims that Red Bull initiated the investigation into the Mercedes have been denied by Red Bull.

As for Hamilton, at 21:54 (local time) the stewards announced ordered the Technical Delegate to supervise the removal of the rear wing, and to impound it under seal.

Further, "the Technical Delegate is to supervise the transition of Car 44 into overnight conditions, permitting only those actions needed to store the car".

Check out our Saturday gallery from Interlagos, here.

LATEST NEWS

more news >

RELATED ARTICLES

LATEST IMAGES

galleries >

  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images
  • Pitpass.com latest F1/Formula 1 images

POST A COMMENT

or Register for a Pitpass ID to have your say

Please note that all posts are reactively moderated and must adhere to the site's posting rules and etiquette.

Post your comment

READERS COMMENTS

 

1. Posted by West York, 13/11/2021 15:28

"Why you standing there, man?
(You can't touch this)
Break it down!
Stop,
Hammer time! "

Rating: Neutral (0)     Rate comment: Positive | NegativeReport this comment

2. Posted by Stitch431, 13/11/2021 7:12

"1. Max looked at the rear wing from up close but did not touch it.
2. "The positions of the adjustable upper rear wing elements were checked on car number 44 for compliance with article 3.6.3 of the 2021 F1 technical regulations. The requirement for the minimum distance is met, but the requirement for the maximum of 85 mm, when the DRS system is deployed and tested in accordance with TD/011-19, were not met.
I refer this matter to the stewards for their consideration.

Jo Bauer
The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate"

This puts another light on the situation. All season long pointing fingers to Red Bull, meanwhile cheating themselves. Sorry but I don't mind this blowing up in their face. That is, if the FIA has the balls to punish Mercedes when at fault!"

Rating: Positive (4)     Rate comment: Positive | NegativeReport this comment

Share this page

X

Copyright © Pitpass 2002 - 2022. All rights reserved.

about us  |  advertise  |  contact  |  privacy & security  |  rss  |  terms