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Max Verstappen admits Raikkonen overtake at US Grand Prix was wrong

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Red Bull’s Formula one driver Max Verstappen admits his overtake move on kimi Raikkonen at US Grand Prix was not correct according to the rules.

During the last lap, Max Verstappen generated a huge roar from the grandstands to overtake Kimi Raikkonen for third place.

Unfortunately, FIA ensured his joy didn’t last for long & penalized him with a five-second penalty for cutting the corner at Turn 17. The Dutchman was informed of the decision just before he took to the podium to celebrate.

Undoubtedly he was very angry with the decision & even called one FIA steward “an idiot”.

But as the season comes to an end, Max Verstappen admits his fault but still thinks a five second penalty was harsh. “Of course, at first your initial reaction is something like: ‘Why? It was a great move.’ But when you look at the rules, it was not correct. Nothing was by the book that whole weekend. Drivers were getting off track without being penalised for it.”

Verstappen Raikkonen overtake

Verstappen started way down the order at US Grand Prix, thanks to engine changes. He said he evaluated the race result after some time but still insists that the FIA stewards treated him harshly.

He added to the context of the Raikkonen overtake, “You always need to focus on the positives: it was still a nice race and everyone enjoyed the excitement all the way down to the final lap. It’s always nice to be on the podium, but to finish fourth after having started sixteenth, is still a great result. It wasn’t as painful as most people thought it was. In the end, I made my peace with it.”

Max, who is the son of former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen, has been exciting Formula One driver to watch since his first race which came when he was still a teenager in Melbourne, Australia in 2015. Famously, Max got his racing licence a year before Formula one agreed to raise its age limit for racing licences to 18.

The ‘Flying Dutchman’ rejected advances from Mercedes and Ferrari and signed a new three-year contract with Red Bull in October



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