BUDAPEST – Red Bull's Max Verstappen took issue with 'unfair' Formula One stewards on Thursday after Ferrari's Charles Leclerc escaped sanction for an unsafe release during a German Grand Prix pitstop last weekend.
Ferrari were fined 5,000 euros ($5,529.00), instead of a time penalty for the driver, for sending the Monegasque into the path of Haas's Romain Grosjean in a chaotic race at Hockenheim, with the cars making minor contact.
The stewards noted in their written decision that Leclerc drove out at an acute angle to avoid a tyre changer in the adjacent pit.
Verstappen was handed a five-second penalty for an unsafe release in May after he collided with Mercedes rival Valtteri Bottas in the Monaco pitlane, costing the young Dutch driver a place on the podium.
Asked about the Hockenheim incident, Verstappen told reporters ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix that the decision was 'completely wrong'.