F1 needs to put Verstappen in his place

F1 needs to put Verstappen in his place

Despite again raising the ire of Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen's tactics during the Belgian Grand Prix were not scrutinised by stewards. But is this setting a dangerous precedent for a rising star, and other drivers?

Max Verstappen has earned a fearsome reputation as a fine, aggressive overtaker since he came into Formula 1. But the Red Bull driver's defensive tactics are coming under increasing scrutiny following another incident with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen at the Belgian Grand Prix.

This latest controversy follows a heated battle during July's Hungarian GP, where Verstappen twice made late defensive moves that caught Raikkonen out. In each case officials have seen no reason to act, yet Verstappen's actions have provoked criticism from his rivals.

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