Max Verstappen had sour luck after he missed out on earning the extra point for fastest lap in Portimao on Sunday. This incident took place after the Dutchman breached track limits at Turn 14 during the final lap.
When Verstappen was informed on the radio about this breach, he sounded surprised and suggested that he was unaware of any limits on that particular turn.
“It was a slam dunk for the stewards. It was unfortunate for Max that he did not realize that they changed the track limit rules there from Friday to Saturday, but that’s part of his job.
“He needs to know these rules, he needs to know that the stewards are looking at track limits there and that has cost him a Championship point”
Christian Horner was not impressed when Verstappen’s lap was not counted as the fastest.
Just on Saturday, Verstappen lost his pole position after another breach of track limits. Horner wants FIA to look into the matter and resolve it.
“At the moment it’s okay to do it in some places and not in others and it’s confusing for us. So I’m sure it is for the viewers [as well] trying to explain if something is okay or not. We just need to come up with a simple system.
“Put some gravel there. Then there will be a physical penalty if a car goes off track.” he concluded.
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