Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner fined for comments critical of stewards in Russia

Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner fined for comments critical of stewards in Russia

Haas boss was not happy with 5-second penalty handed to Kevin Magnussen in previous race

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Guenther Steiner is a little lighter in the wallet after being fined by the FIA.

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner avoided a paddock ban but has been hit with an $8,250 fine for a controversial radio message sent to driver Kevin Magnussen on the cooldown lap following the Russian Grand Prix.

Steiner, notorious on the “Drive to Survive” Netflix documentary series for his colorful use of language, was furious following the checkered flag in Russia. He believed that Magnussen should have been classified eighth and not demoted to ninth and that the five-second time penalty dished out to the Dane was incorrect.

Unfortunately for the Haas boss, the situation regarding rejoining the track had been made clear to the drivers in the morning briefing. If a driver ran out wide and off the track, they must round the bollards before taking to the track again. This was meant to prevent unsafe moves being made when coming back onto the black stuff.

Magnussen failed to follow this procedure when defending from the Racing Point car of Sergio Perez and, unfortunately for him, was caught and hit with the penalty.

Source:https://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/haas-f1-team-principal-guenther-steiner-fined-comments-critical-stewards-russia

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