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Max Verstappen

Verstappen among multiple drivers summoned by Monaco stewards

The Red Bull driver is among a host of drivers who must attend the stewards ahead of qualifying.

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Max Verstappen is among a host of drivers who have been summoned by Formula 1 stewards ahead of Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

The world champion has been called for an alleged breach of Article 33.4 of the Sporting Regulations for driving "unnecessarily slowly" during FP3 - in which he finished second to Charles Leclerc.

Verstappen's incident occurred in the closing stages after being forced to abort a hot lap owing to traffic, including team-mate Sergio Perez through the swimming pool exit. 

He must attend the stewards at 1415 local time - 1315 UK time.

That verdict is available to read here.

Lando Norris and George Russell have also been called to see the stewards, at 1350 local time - 1250 UK.

 Norris was coming through the tunnel on a hot-lap as Russell was on a cool-down circuit, with the McLaren coming across the Mercedes on the exit and the burst of sunshine. 

Norris was able to avoid Russell, but drifted across and nearly made contact with his fellow Briton, describing some drivers as "idiots" over the radio.

This is also for an alleged breach of Article 33.4 of the Sporting Regulations.

This states that: "At no time may a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person."

Norris received a sanction from the stewards for the incident - with the full report available here.

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