This was correctly punished with 5 sec. Which only brings more question marks on Brasil!
The one after the first restart should have been 5 sec as well, but Massi preferred the bargaining… his radios with Red Bull are a shame for the sport.
The third one was punished with 10 sec.
So we have a driver who:
- Had three penalties for dangerous wheel to wheel driving in the last race
- Crashed in the last Q3
- Ignored yellow flags in the previous Q3
- Had another dangerous W2W two races ago (should have been punished if the same criteria was applied)
-Was shown a black and white flag for dangerous driving (waving) two races ago
This makes it 6 infringements in the last 3 races, plus the Q crash. Yet his team is telling him all is OK, he is doing great and no need to change his behaviour. And Max himself doesn’t seem to accept any blame. He also doesn’t seem to accept he can be overtaken by the outside, or at all.
If Max provokes a title deciding accident in the last race, will anyone be surprised?
How can we expect him to grow as a driver and reveal his huge potential in a clean and sportsman way if he is encouraged to continue on the “dark side” by his own team, his mentors, his father?