Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has labelled the steward who gave Kevin Magnussen a penalty during the Russian Grand Prix as “stupid” and “idiotic”.
Whilst battling with Sergio Perez’s Racing Point, Magnussen was forced off the track and, in his attempts to get back in line, failed to go the correct way around the safety bollard, which broke regulations.
The five-second penalty he was given for the incident contributed to him finishing ninth instead of eighth, but Steiner remains content with the points finish even if, in his opinion, the penalty was wrongfully given.
"Kevin (Magnussen), at the end, lost a position, then he was given a five-second penalty – which I think was completely inappropriate,” he said after the race in Sochi.
He called it a 'sausage penalty' on his own Twitter feed
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.