Max Verstappen He avoided starting the Singapore Grand Prix even lower from 11th place after being found not guilty of up to three separate offenses during qualifying, for which he testified before the stewards. Quite a record, because if it becomes Sainz…
The first was the obvious deadlock that occurred at the start of qualifying. Max left the box, with the two Mercedes behind on the “pit lane” road and with another car in front driving away quickly at the green light. However, Max remained standing for 17 seconds to create some space as he exited.
“Max is standing, is something wrong?” Russell asked right behind him. Leclerc was even more direct: “Come on, ladies, carry on,” said the Monegasque, with a comment that in these times could even mean a prison sentence.. “You can go around it if necessary,” was his track engineer’s comment on the radio.
And what did Max say? “There’s something wrong with the car, Max,” his engineer tells him. “Yes, there is a lot…” and nothing more, it is not known whether it is a lot of traffic, a lot of problems… The fact is that the commissioners recognized the error, which was not justified, but also that For others it had little impact, and although it merited a sanction, it remained a reprimand.
The matter didn’t stop there, because in Q2 he blocked again Tsunoda, who had to abort an attempt, and the stewards also investigated the matter at the end of the race. A reprimand and another fine of 5,000 euros for blocking the Japanese. I had done the same thing half an hour earlier sergeant but the stewards decided not to impose sanctions, understanding that there were too many cars preparing for the fast lap and that for safety reasons Max preferred to maintain his racing line despite hindering his rival.