Max Verstappen has jokingly stated that he would do a donut in his Red Bull when he crosses the finish line, following his reprimand for doing a burnout at the Styrian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 race director, Michael Masi, made it clear that the manoeuvre would not be tolerated in future.
"I'll try to do a donut next time," joked Verstappen to RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "I understand of course, about safety but I looked at my mirrors, went all the way to the right, took it easy.
"Everyone was on the left. I just did a burnout and ok if it's not allowed, I won't do it again. But at the time, I thought it was really funny and safe.
"But of course, I understand that you don't want to see this happening again which is fine for me."
Verstappen leads the Drivers' Championship by 18 points over Lewis Hamilton heading into the ninth round of the F1 season at the Austrian Grand Prix.
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