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Max Verstappen

F1 fans critical of stewards over Verstappen treatment

Max Verstappen was in trouble with the stewards over the Austrian Grand Prix collision with Lando Norris.

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Formula 1 fans feel that race stewards have not been harsh enough on Max Verstappen during his grand prix career.

In Austria, the world champion collided with Lando Norris at Turn 3 late in the race, after being adjudged to have moved under braking to cause the collision.

For this, he was handed a 10-second time penalty and two penalty points - with McLaren boss Andrea Stella believing that the aggressive driving trend had not been properly stamped out of Verstappen by stewards being too lenient on him in the past - citing 2021 and the title battle against Lewis Hamilton. 

Verstappen also had a history of moving late early in his career, such as at the 2016 Belgian GP when he weaved late to block Kimi Raikkonen on the Kemmel Straight, nearly causing a collision at over 200mph. 

That incident was not investigated by the stewards, depsite Raikkonen warning that a serious accident could have happened. 

In the aftermath of the Norris Austria collision, RacingNews365 readers over-whelmingly apportioned blame to Verstappen. 

We then decided to ask if you believed the stewards had been harsh enough on Verstappen during his career - with a clear verdict being delivered. 

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