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F1 fans vote on whether Verstappen deserves a penalty

The majority of F1 fans taking part in the latest RacingNews365.com poll reckon Max Verstappen should be penalised for his incident with Lewis Hamilton in Brazil.

Max Verstappen deserves a penalty for his stern defence against title rival Lewis Hamilton at the Brazilian Grand Prix, according to a RacingNews365.com poll. The F1 world is waiting to hear from the stewards after Mercedes sought a review of the incident when new evidence - in the form of previously unseen onboard camera footage from Verstappen's car - came to light this week. Mercedes and Red Bull have met with the stewards in Qatar and, following lengthy discussions, a decision over whether to grant Mercedes a review is due to arrive on Friday, which would leave Verstappen at risk of retrospective action. RacingNews365.com opened up a poll for readers to get their take on the clash, and whether Verstappen's defence - which the Dutchman has described as "hard racing" - warrants a penalty. At the time of writing, 57 per cent of voters feel that Verstappen should be penalised, while 40 per cent think he should escape sanction. Just three per cent of voters were undecided. Several F1 drivers have also had their say , with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen asked about the incident during Thursday's pre-weekend media sessions at the Losail International Circuit.

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