SPORT NEWS – Horner summoned by FIA over marshal feedback

Horner summoned by FIA over marshal feedback

Purple Bull workforce principal Christian Horner has been summoned by the stewards for feedback made forward of the Qatar Grand Prix that blamed a “rogue marshal” for Max Verstappen getting a penalty.

Horner was sad that Verstappen had been handed a five-place grid penalty for failing to respect a double waved yellow flag that was on the skin of the monitor to alert drivers to Pierre Gasly stopping on the pit straight in qualifying. Whereas race management had cleared earlier yellows, Gasly had been shifting however had come to a halt by the point Verstappen handed, with no different warnings on his sprint or from gentle panels.

The stewards stated they have been “sympathetic” to Purple Bull’s protection towards the infraction, however that it was in the end as much as the motive force to take full duty for the way in which they reply to trackside flags, dropping Verstappen to seventh on the grid.

Earlier than the race began, Horner was vital of each the marshal and the stewards – including “I believe there must be some grown-ups make grown-up choices” – and the FIA has now summoned him for his feedback.

Horner is alleged to have breached the next two articles of the FIA Worldwide Sporting Code:

“Any phrases, deeds or writings which have brought about ethical harm or loss to the FIA, its our bodies, its members or its govt officers, and extra usually on the curiosity of motor sport and on the values defended by the FIA.”


“Any misconduct in direction of: license-holders; officers; officers or member of the workers of the FIA; members of the workers of the organizer or promoter; members of the workers of the rivals; or doping management officers or every other particular person concerned in a doping management carried out in accordance with Appendix A.”


SPORT NEWS – Horner summoned by FIA over marshal feedback


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