Former F1 CEO, Bernie Ecclestone is highly critical of the penalty that was imposed on Lewis Hamilton following his crash with Max Verstappen.

He thinks that the penalty given to the Brit is far less in comparison to the effect the accident caused.

After the accident, the entire F1 fraternity has expressed their opinions on the matter. To make things worse, while Max was in the hospital, Lewis celebrated his victory.

What did Ecclestone say?

”In the old days we would have said it was one of those things, a racing incident,” Ecclestone stated.

“It was clear that everyone was doing his best to win the championship.

“But if the stewards needed to get involved then they should have given Lewis more than a 10-second penalty. It should have been 30 seconds,” he added.

‘Ten seconds was not right’

Ecclestone further added that a 10-second time penalty is not justified and the Brit should be given more.

”Lewis was not in front at the point they collided,” he said.

“It wasn’t his corner. He was almost a car’s length behind. That’s why he hit him at the back not the front.

“Ten seconds was not right. The punishment did not fit the crime.

“If you have to give a sanction, which in some ways they didn’t need to, this was not right decision – it wasn’t enough,” concluded Ecclestone.

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