November 28, 2023

SINGAPORE: Components 1 followers and pundits had been left scratching their heads as AlphaTauri selected to not attend the listening to into Max Verstappen’s impeding of Yuki Tsunoda throughout qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. The choice, described as a “sporting disappointment” by Martin Brundle, added intrigue to a weekend already marked by surprises.

Max Verstappen’s day took a flip for the more severe throughout qualifying on the demanding road circuit when Liam Lawson bumped him right down to eleventh on the timesheet, stopping him from taking part within the pole place shootout. 

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Much more regarding had been the three stewards’ investigations that loomed over Max Verstappen, certainly one of which centered on his actions in the course of the session.

Onboard footage confirmed Max Verstappen obstructing Tsunoda, forcing the AlphaTauri driver to desert his lap. Whereas stewards deemed it impeding, Verstappen acquired solely a reprimand, leaving Brundle and plenty of within the paddock astonished.

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In his column, Brundle expressed his shock, stating, Max Verstappen didn’t get a penalty for impeding Yuki Tsunoda in qualifying when contemplating different penalties utilized to different drivers this season.

Including to the intrigue, AlphaTauri opted to not attend the listening to, citing a scarcity of a proper summons and the absence of a grievance lodged with the FIA. The choice left Brundle upset, particularly contemplating their standing because the junior Crimson Bull group.

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Nonetheless, the weekend held extra challenges for Crimson Bull than simply the listening to. Carlos Sainz seized the chance, ending Crimson Bull’s 15-race profitable streak and Verstappen’s 10-race run. A perplexing dealing with difficulty with the RB19 left Verstappen in fifth place, whereas Sergio Perez managed eighth.

Regardless of the setbacks, Crimson Bull stays in rivalry for the Constructors’ Championship, needing only a one-point benefit over Mercedes within the subsequent race in Japan to clinch the title.

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