Max Verstappen was left far from impressed by a penalty for Carlos Sainz this weekend in Las Vegas and insists the regulations need changing to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Max Verstappen has called for a rule change in Formula 1 to prevent incidents like Carlos Sainz’s car damage. Sainz’s Ferrari was affected by a loose drain cover, leading to a red flag and grid penalty. Verstappen believes the regulations should allow exceptions for such situations. He suggests that penalties for taking on new components should not count in cases like this. Verstappen also thinks teams should not have a say in these matters, as they would prioritize their own interests. He acknowledges that the current penalty is harsh on Sainz, but expects teams to vote against any changes.