Second on the grid of the Austrian Grand Prix, but a catastrophic starter, completed the first round in seventh position: Max Verstappen (Red Bull) took an unhurried comeback to be defeated Finally to Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), starting from the pole position and evacuating him from the first place, in a rather muscular way.
His commissioners investigated his maneuver of the 68th round at the end of the 9th round of the World Cup, and considered that he had not done anything against the monegasco leader when he threw his assault forcefully. contact, turn number 3. To overcome it in the descent to corner # 4.
"After this beginning, I thought the race had finished for mesaid Max Verstappen, warmly on arrival. I had to attack hard. I had a floor in my first series of tires, then everything went well. In straight lines, we also had a good pace. I am very happy for the whole team and especially for Honda. We started the collaboration this year and it's great. We are here to compete, if not, we have to stay home! If these things are no longer allowed, it is no longer Formula 1. "
"It was a tough race, but that's what we must accept as a driver and what the fans want to see," added the Dutchman, in the Canal + microphone in a mixed area on his decisive breakthrough. I was completely normal. If we penalize it, I do not see the interest in driving to Formula 1. "