Max Verstappen was suspected of not having slowed down under the intervention of the double yellow flag during qualifying for Qatar. The FIA has finally decided to penalize Max Verstappen with 5 penalty places on the starting grid of the GP of Qatar.
The controversies never really end. In particular for Max Verstappen, who was suspected by the FIA of not having slowed down enough under the intervention of a double yellow flag during qualifying. It was finally confirmed, the FIA conducted its investigation today and gave its verdict: 5 penalty places on the starting grid for Max Verstappen (P7).
The Dutchman is not the only one to be incriminated, Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz too were suspected of not having slowed down. Finally, only the Finn is penalized, but 3 penalty places (P6). The difference in seats between the Mercedes driver and Red Bull and due to the race regime. When Max Verstappen, a double yellow flag was raised. However, when Valtteri Bottas had passed, there was a simple yellow flag.
Lewis Hamilton will be alone in the lead of the starting grid, with Pierre Gasly in the front row.
Left Double Yellow Flag.
On the right what appear to be Green Flag lights
From memory, the flags waved by a commissioner have the upper hand over the light panels.
HAM & VERSTA have already received 3 penal places for not respecting a SIMPLE yellow.
What about a DOUBLE? pic.twitter.com/jNU6uB1WpQ
– Julien FEBREAU (@Julien_FEBREAU) November 20, 2021
Here is the new starting grid.
- Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
- Pierre Gasly – Alpha Tauri
- Fernando Alonso – Alpine
- Lando Norris – McLaren
- Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
- Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes
- Max Verstappen – Red Bull
- Yuki Tsunoda – Alpha Tauri
- Esteban Ocon – Alpine
- Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin
- Sergio Pérez – Red Bull
- Lance Stroll – Aston Martin
- Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
- Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren
- George Russell – Williams
- Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo
- Nicholas Latifi – Williams
- Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo
- Mick Schumacher – Haas
- Nikita Mazepin – Haas
Photo : Icon Sport
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