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Verstappen receives fine after media silence

  • Published on 26 Jun 2017 13:49
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Max Verstappen received a hefty fine following the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after the Dutchman was vacant from the press pin post race. Angered by his lack of reliability, Verstappen chose not to face the media, which is an obligatory action after a race.

Article 19.4 of the Sporting Regulations stipulates that any driver who has failed to finish should report to the press in the specified area. Verstappen on this occasion chose not to, landing himself a 25,000 euro fine. 

"After what looked like a promising position at the beginning of the race I was gutted to be let down once again by a technical problem," he said to Red Bull Racing.com. "After an action packed race we were confident we could have had at least a podium here in Baku, so I am very disappointed with this outcome."

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  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    Yep; Rules are rules. Mind you what could he have said? The lack of reliability on his car is abnormal. He is driving out of his skin yet getting no payback.

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    • Jun 26 2017 - 15:47
  • Alonzo

    Posts: 66

    25K Euro... Ouch, sometimes I forget that he is, what? 19. Very talented.... He should be ahead of RIC.

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    • Jun 26 2017 - 20:01
  • kajin

    Posts: 193

    The errors of his car have cost him much more because missing from bonuses..contract are also usually performance oriented

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    • Jun 27 2017 - 01:24

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