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Red Bull warned against Verstappen burnout repeat

Red Bull warned against Verstappen burnout repeat

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Red Bull warned against Verstappen burnout repeat

Red Bull warned against Verstappen burnout repeat
Ian Parkes & Sam Hall

Red Bull has been warned Max Verstappen's burnout celebration will "not be tolerated in the future" after the Dutchman lit up his tyres following his Styrian Grand Prix victory.

Verstappen crossed the line 35 seconds clear of F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton at the Red Bull Ring but slowed as he approached the chequered flag to celebrate by his pit gantry.

FIA race director Michael Masi was left far from impressed and promptly issued a warning to Red Bull.

Asked if he had spoken to the team, Masi said: "Yes I did, as soon as it happened.

"It was not an ideal situation which is why I spoke to the team immediately and told them accordingly that it was something that would not be tolerated in the future.”

Leclerc-Gasly incident typical of a first lap

Although a race of few incidents, it opened with contact between Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly at turn one, and again on the run up the hill through the turn two kink.

The consequence of Leclerc's contact front-wing with the AlphaTauri's left-rear tyre put Gasly out of the race and caused a further incident in the next braking zone at turn three.

Although the duel was noted, Masi explained why Leclerc escaped sanction.

“It was looked at as sort of the lead up to the turn three incident," said Masi.

"[It] was deemed one of those that, being a first-lap type matter, and considering the whole situation, it was noted but no further investigation was necessary.”

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