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Max Verstappen

Verstappen under FIA investigation, pole at risk

The Dutchman faces a nervous wait to see if he keeps pole for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen's pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix is at risk having been placed under investigation by the FIA race stewards.

The Dutchman narrowly beat Ferrari's Charles Leclerc to top spot by just 0.048secs after a dramatic qualifying session headlined by numerous track limit issues.

But his work could be set to be undone if he is found guilty of impeding Haas driver Kevin Magnussen during Q1.

The summons report reads: "Alleged breach of Article 37.5 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations - Car 1 unnecessarily impeding Car 20 in Turn 1."

If found guilty, Verstappen faces a three-place grid penalty for Sunday's Grand Prix, slotting him behind Leclerc, Carlos Sainz and McLaren's Lando Norris.

Verstappen was subsequently cleared by the stewards with no further action taken against him.

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