Max Verstappen weighed in on the debate surrounding Sebastian Vettel‘s penalty during the Canadian Grand Prix, siding with Ferrari and the German by claiming the stewards made the wrong call in Montreal. Vettel crossed the line first, but Lewis Hamilton was given the victory.
Vettel had five seconds added to his race time for rejoining the track in an unsafe manner ahead of Hamilton as they battled for the lead of the race.
Ferrari will face the FIA on Friday as they look to have the incident reviewed and Verstappen says they may have a good point to make, as well as criticising the decision to reveal the penalty as Vettel and Hamilton were still battling.
“In general if you’re going to award a penalty maybe don’t do it in the race,” said Verstappen.
“It ruins the whole excitement of Lewis catching Seb and fighting for the win.