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Dutch GP boss warns Verstappen behaviour is ‘on the limit’

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Former racing driver and Dutch Grand Prix organiser boss Jan Lammers has warned his fellow citizen Max Verstappen – that his behaviour is ‘on the limit’.

Last two grand prix at Brazil and Qatar seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton made dominant victory, who is the main title competitor of 24-year-old Dutchman. Comparatively Red Bull underperformed at both races, also the Championship leader Max was involved couple of incidents in both Grand Prix’s.

At Brazil the Verstappen escaped from the penalty on controversial overtaking move, even as he received a black and white flag for ‘unsporting behaviour’. But the Dutchman giving sarcastic response over his Red Bull team radio after he was issued a warning flag.

At the next round in Qatar, he was handed a five-place grid penalty for breaking double waved yellow flags rules during his final qualifying Q3 lap.

“He just poked the organisation in the eye,” Lammers said on the NOS F1 podcast.

“Of course, that’s all very well but it’s on the limit. Because what if a situation arises in the last Grands Prix where they are in doubt about whether to give a penalty or not?

“Or if they have to choose between a five or ten-second penalty? What do you think it will be?”

Hamilton is now eight points behind his Red Bull rival with just two races of the calendar remaining after winning his second successive race on Sunday. Lammers doesn’t think he’s concerned and is just focusing on his own performances, which he’ll be happy with.

“Max is not someone who drives in reaction to his opponents, or whatever,” he said.

“He is someone who is very focused though, he is very concerned with what he is doing himself. He’s a bit indifferent towards everything around him. He is very much into his own story.

“Max actually always steps out of his car satisfied with his own contribution. He knows he always gives ‘maximum attack’, so he just did what he could in this race [Qatar] as well.

“He knew there was no more in it and the difference between what this car can do and what he does with it, you can see in Perez of course. He’s getting the maximum out of it.

“It’s not really frustrating for him, it is what it is.”

2021 F1

Starting Grid: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton clinched Saudi Arabian Grand Prix pole, as the championship leader Max Verstappen crashed at the Jeddah track’s final turn when on the way to beat his nearest rival Hamilton.

Row Driver Time      Driver Time
Row 11. Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1’27.511
2. Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1’27.622
Row 23. Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1’27.653
4. Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1’28.054
Row 35. Sergio Perez
Red Bull
1’28.123
6. Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
1’28.125
Row 47. Lando Norris
McLaren
1’28.180
8. Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
1’28.442
Row 59. Esteban Ocon
Alpine
1’28.647
10. Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo
1’28.754
Row 611. Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
1’28.668
12. Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo
1’28.885
Row 713. Fernando Alonso
Alpine
1’28.920
14. George Russell
Williams
1’29.054
Row 815. Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1’53.652
16. Nicholas Latifi
Williams
1’29.177
Row 917. Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
1’29.198
18. Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
1’29.368
Row 10 19. Mick Schumacher
Haas
1’29.464
20. Nikita Mazepin
1’30.473

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Deadline expired for Red Bull appeal; Hamilton reprimanded; Mercedes fined

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Lewis Hamilton 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Grand Prix

During the Saturday third free practice session witnessed number of dramatic situations at Jeddah corniche circuit for inaugural Said Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton was involved all three different incidents during the final practice session. Initially he breached double waved yellow flag, but the post-session investigation declared no further action for alleged failure to respect double waved yellows and the governing body confirms marshalling System was activated at Light Panel Number 6 accidentally.

Second and third incident was – the Brit impended AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly and also Nikita Mazepin‘s Haas. After a flying lap Hamilton slowing down his Mercedes on the turn one as the Frenchman quickly came up behind the Mercedes champ, but Gasly immediately move outside the track. On the same lap seven-time world champion impended flyer Mazepin on the blind Turn 8 racing line and the Haas rookie luckily escaped from huge crash incident.

The incident with Mazepin was more significant – regarding this incident FIA verdict confirms Hamilton handed a reprimand, but also imposed a €25,000 fine on Mercedes, stressing the importance of communicating traffic information on Jeddah’s narrow and blind lay-out.

The verdict read: “The Stewards heard from the driver of Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton), the team representative and have reviewed video and the marshalling system.

“The Race Director reported to the Stewards that the double yellow flag warning on the FIA Marshalling System was activated at Light Panel Number 6 accidentally, for less than one second. As the on-board video of Car 44 (to be released by the Commercial Rights Holder following this decision) clearly shows, there was no yellow flag displayed, no yellow lights were displayed to that driver and the yellow warning light was not visible on the driver’s steering wheel.

“Unlike other incidents this year, there was no yellow flag or yellow light displayed to the driver (the driver already being well into the marshalling sector when the system was briefly activated) hence no breach of the regulations has occurred.”

Hamilton was also summoned for an alleged yellow flag breach but was cleared after the stewards found the system was activated accidentally.

“The Race Director reported to the Stewards that the double yellow flag warning on the FIA Marshalling System was activated at Light Panel Number 6 accidentally, for less than 1 second,” a separate bulletin from the FIA read.

“As the on-board video of Car 44 (to be released by the Commercial Rights Holder following this Decision) clearly shows, there was no yellow flag displayed, no yellow lights were displayed to that driver and the yellow warning light was not visible on the driver’s steering wheel.”

“We’ll have a good look at it,” he said before the deadline.

“It feels a little inconsistent with what we’ve seen two weeks ago, so we have the right to an appeal.

“We’ll have a look at the information, we haven’t looked at it that closely.

“These decisions are so late, the team management and the team have to focus on qualifying, so we’ll have a look and see if there’s anything that’s untoward.

“The one thing we desperately want is consistency.”

Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko even went as far as to say that the team had lodged an appeal.

He told Servus TV: “Max gets five grid positions in Qatar, and here suddenly yellow is no longer yellow. There’s another interpretation, and it can’t go on like this: to interpret it in such an arbitrary way.

“It was a yellow flag, a clear yellow on the display. The team should have at least given a warning.

“We appealed, but now we have some other worries. We are following it up.”

The FIA has confirmed Red Bull did not appeal the decision on Hamilton’s yellow flag practice incident at Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, despite the team hinting it might. Which means Hamilton will face no fresh scrutiny over the matter.

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Horner: Verstappen Jeddah crash a great shame

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Max Verstappen 2021 Formula 1 Saudi GP

Lewis Hamilton made provisional pole for Mercedes in his second attempt, his title rival Max Verstappen clocked quickest time in his final attempt in the first two sector, and he was pushing hard in every moment, but the Dutch locked up heading into the final turn and collided with the wall.

Red Bull’s squads had yet to fully assess the damage, but Red Bull spokesperson said the team would not take any risks and replace the gearbox if there’s a doubt of any damage.

“That was looking like the lap of the year. It’s a great shame, he just grabbed the front into the last corner, he tried to keep the momentum… and unfortunately he run out of road.” Red Bull boss Christian Horner told Sky Sports.

“It’s pretty brutal. Let’s hope the gearbox isn’t broken.”

“He’ll be frustrated, I’m sure. He knows what a good lap it was. He just needs to put that behind him. He knows what can still happen in the race.”

“It was a mighty mighty lap. We’re in the back foot here and he was pulling something very special out the bag. ”

“Hopefully it’s not a gearbox penalty because that would be especially brutal.” Horner added.

Yeah, it’s of course terrible – Verstappen. The Dutchman will start Sunday’s race from third behind the Mercedes duo Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. If the crash has damaged Max’s gearbox, he would drop him five places down the order.

“Yeah, it’s of course terrible,” Verstappen said after the qualifying session. “But that was generally a good qualifying.

“It was a bit hard of course to switch on the tyres here on the street circuit, but I knew the pace was there and it showed in the last segment.

“I don’t really understand what happened, but I locked up and I still tried to of course keep the car on the track, try to finish the lap but I clipped the rear and had to stop.

“P3 is a bit disappointing of course today, knowing what lap I was on. Nevertheless, it shows that the car is quick and let’s see what we can do in the race.”

On the chance of a penalty, Verstappen said: “I don’t know. I immediately stopped, so let’s see.”

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SAUDI GRAND PRIX

Date Session Time
FRI DEC 03 FP1 16:30 - 17:30
FRI DEC 03 FP2 20:00 - 21:00
SAT DEC 04 FP3 17:00 - 18:00
SAT DEC 04 QUALI 20:00 - 21:00
SUN DEC 05 RACE 20:30 - 23:30

Drivers Standings

DriverTeamPts
HamiltonMercedes343.5
VerstappenRed Bull351.5
NorrisMcLaren153
LeclercFerrari152
BottasMercedes203
Sainz Jr.Ferrari145.5
GaslyAlphaTauri92
PérezRed Bull190
AlonsoAlpine77
RicciardoMcLaren105

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