As the title race in Qatar heats up, Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the stewards.


As the title race in Qatar drags on, Max Verstappen is summoned to see the stewards.

In Qatar, Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the stewards.

The stewards summoned Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on Sunday for allegedly “not respecting double waved yellow flags” during qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix.

On the front row, Verstappen will line up alongside Lewis Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas in third.

When AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly suffered a puncture and came to a halt on the start-finish straight, the Red Bull driver was on his second run in the final part of qualifying, looking to overtake Lewis Hamilton for pole position.

With yellow flags flying in the final sector as the car came to a halt, Gasly slammed into the curb hard, ripping off his front wing.

Verstappen finished the lap 0.455s slower than Hamilton, but he will now have to speak with the stewards about the alleged offense before the race.

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Appendix H, Art. 1 alleged violation

2.5.5.b) of the FIA International Sporting Code, as well as non-compliance with Race Director’s Event Notes 7.1, which included failing to respect double-waving yellow flags at 18:00.

In Formula One, the rules regarding yellow flags are strict, and this weekend’s rules state that drivers must abandon laps when double waved yellows are displayed, indicating that there is a hazard on the track and that you must slow down accordingly.

Verstappen could lose his final lap time and face a grid penalty if found guilty of disobeying the flags ahead of the inaugural race in Qatar.

After qualifying, Verstappen expressed his dissatisfaction with Red Bull’s performance, citing the fact that his teammate Sergio Perez did not qualify for the final round.

With Verstappen leading Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 14 points, the Dutchman knew how crucial the final few qualifying sessions of the season would be.

“It was just a matter of pace,” he explained.

“Qualifying has been a little more difficult for us because Checo isn’t even in Q3, so it just shows we’re having a little more trouble than usual.”

“Despite that, we’re still in second place, so there’s still a lot to play for,” says the coach. “Of course, I wish we could have had more.”

Hamilton will start from pole position tomorrow, continuing his strong form from last weekend in Brazil.

As he walked away from the pits, the 36-year-old was fortunate.

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