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Critics of Max Verstappen’s podium exit / F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix[F1-Gate .com]

Red Bull Honda F1 Max Verstappen has been talked about leaving the podium ceremony of the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix halfway through.

Max Verstappen finished second in the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton for the third consecutive race.

The race was a bit of a wheel-to-wheel battle, pushing each other off the track and even colliding. Max Verstappen was penalized with a 5-second penalty for gaining an advantage off course, and a 10-second penalty and two penalties for “unstable” driving that led to Lewis Hamilton’s rear-end collision.

Lewis Hamilton wirelessly reported that Max Verstappen had a “brake test” and shouted “crazy”.

“The sudden braking by the driver of car 33 was determined by the steward to be unstable and is the main cause of the collision, and a standard penalty of 10 seconds is imposed for this type of accident,” Steward said.

The post-race penalty did not change the result, and Max Verstappen remained in second place. Verstappen was sent off as soon as he was on the podium to receive a trophy and a bottle of rose water (no champagne in Saudi Arabia).

“I didn’t have champagne. It wasn’t fun,” Max Verstappen told Sky Sports.

However, some fans and experts have blamed Max Verstappen’s actions.

BBC sports commentator Slyman Foralin said, “Max Verstappen has confirmed that he is a bad sportsman.”

“He got off the stage without celebrating as a convention. Who makes his excuse?”

“Max Verstappen is off the podium, emphasizing that he’s like a sportsman …” said Sun’s Luke Gardener.

But former F1 driver Martin Brundle is a little sympathetic to Max Verstappen’s apparent disappointment.

“He walked behind,” Martin Brundle told Sky F1. “He doesn’t want part of it.”

“He feels very resentful that he had to return the lead. He returned the lead, but there was contact.”

“Verstappen doesn’t want to celebrate on that podium tonight. He hadn’t taken off the rope before, but now he’s certainly off,” said David Croft.

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