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Max Verstappen

FIA warn Red Bull over Verstappen's victory burnout

Max Verstappen took the chequered flag at the Styrian Grand Prix, but his celebration while crossing the line wasn't well received.

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Red Bull have been warned by the FIA following Max Verstappen's burnout while crossing the finish line of the Styrian Grand Prix.

The Dutchman started on pole and didn't put a wheel wrong all race, leading from start to finish. Verstappen had a sizeable advantage over Lewis Hamilton at the end of the race following the Briton's late pit stop, and as a result he celebrated by performing a burnout across the finish line in front of his mechanics, a move that drew the ire of race director Michael Masi.

“It was not an ideal situation, which is why I spoke to the team immediately and told them accordingly, that it’s something that would not be tolerated in the future," Masi told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media.

Verstappen's win at the Styrian Grand Prix was his third in four races, increasing his lead over championship rival Hamilton to 18 points.

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