Verstappen brilliantly win in Austria for the second year in succession, but had to wait to celebrate victory as his overtake on Leclerc with three laps remaining was investigated by the stewards, as the Ferrari man was forced off the track in the process.
It was ruled a racing incident after three-and-a-half hours of deliberations, bucking a recent trend of hard-racing moments being punished, including Vettel keeping the lead in Canada after running wide and holding up Lewis Hamilton and Ricciardo putting wheels beyond the line when passing two cars on the last lap in France.
"Each and every incident needs to be considered on its own merit, different corners, different profiles, different circumstances," said Masi. "Trying to compare the three of them, they are three very different incidents.
"In the stewards' view it was a racing incident. It was just good, hard racing from the perspective they saw.
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