The unexpected side effect of F1's safety push

The unexpected side effect of F1's safety push

When even Jackie Stewart believes part of F1's constant push for safety has taken something too far, it's surely time to take notice and try to do something about it

In Austin Max Verstappen, having passed Kimi Raikkonen for third place on the last lap, looked suitably exhilarated as he awaited the podium ceremony with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, but his expression swiftly changed when Raikkonen entered the room, and someone advised Max that he should leave.

As we know, Verstappen had 'exceeded track limits' as he snicked past the Ferrari and, that being so, the stewards had no alternative but to penalise him. Their decision was not well received, for Max's move on Kimi had been beautifully executed, but inescapably all four of the Red Bull's wheels were 'off the track surface' at the time.

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