Purple Bull 'pissed off' with Monza penalty – Verstappen strikes on

Purple Bull has reacted to the Italian Grand Prix stewards’ resolution to sanction Max Verstappen’s transfer on Lewis Hamilton, believing the collision in Sunday’s race between the 2 title contenders was a “real racing incident”.

Verstappen was hit with a three-place grid penalty that will likely be utilized on the upcoming Russian Grand Prix for his involvement within the mid-race conflict that happened at Monza.

The championship chief entered the primary chicane barely behind Hamilton however tried to cross the Mercedes driver on the within of the second a part of the complicated, just for the Dutchman to lock wheels along with his rival, with each vehicles sliding off into the gravel and into retirement.

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“We’re disenchanted with the three-place grid penalty, however settle for the stewards’ resolution,” stated Purple Bull workforce boss Horner.

“We felt what occurred between Max and Lewis was a real racing incident.

“You may argue for each side however in the end it is irritating and disappointing to see each vehicles out of the race in what’s proving to be an thrilling championship.

“The primary factor immediately is that the Halo in the end did its job and definitely this is not the best way we supposed to complete the race.”

Verstappen, who leads Hamilton by 5 factors within the drivers’ standings, predictably disagreed with the stewards’ resolution however vowed to maneuver on from setback.

“I do not absolutely agree with the penalty as I imagine it was a racing incident,” stated Verstappen. “It’s extremely unlucky what occurred immediately however we’re each professionals and so we are going to transfer on.”

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