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Max Verstappen

Verstappen learns fate after stewards launch Monaco investigation

The world champion was summoned after Free Practice 3 in Monte Carlo.

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Max Verstappen has been handed a warning by Monaco Grand Prix stewards after an investigation into a practice incident.

In the closing stages of FP3, Verstappen was on a fast lap, but was forced to abort it on the exit of the swimming pool after coming across traffic, including team-mate Sergio Perez.

Red Bull told him to take the chequered flag, but with 20 seconds remaining on the clock, Verstappen moved to the far left of the track on the pit-straight, well off the racing line. 

He slowed to speeds as low as 20kph - 12.4mph. 

Whilst the stewards felt what Verstappen did was "not dangerous" nor impede other drivers, they found he was driving "unnecessarily slowly" on the start-finish straight, and that this constituted a breach of Article 33.4 of the Sporting Regulations.

For it, he was handed a warning.

In the other investigation after FP3, Lando Norris was handed a reprimand following an incident with George Russell at the exit of the tunnel.

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