Verstappen was punished for not respecting the double yellow flags throughout qualifying on Saturday
CATAR – The Dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull), chief of the Formula One World Cup, who was going to start out second within the Qatar Grand Prix, which takes place this Sunday on the Losail circuit, has been penalized with the lack of 5 locations on the beginning grid.
Verstappen was punished for not respecting the double yellow flags throughout qualifying on Saturday, so Spaniards Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will begin third and sixth, respectively, within the twentieth race of the yr.
This was simply introduced by the FIA (International Automobile Federation) this Sunday in Losail, the place the scenario of Sainz was additionally studied, which, lastly, was left with out sanction.
The penalty of Verstappen, who will begin seventh, additionally implies that the French Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) advances to second place on the grid and begins from the entrance row, along with the ‘poleman’, the seven-time English world champion Lewis hamilton (Mercedes).
The additionally English Lando Norris (McLaren) will begin from the fourth; and that the Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), beforehand sanctioned with three locations, will achieve this from fifth place.