As a potential F1 penalty looms, Max Verstappen storms off following the embarrassing Singapore GP qualifying result.

As a potential F1 penalty looms, Max Verstappen storms off following the embarrassing Singapore GP qualifying result.

Throughout the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, Verstappen has had issues with the balance of his Red Bull car.
He paid the price in qualifying when he failed to even place in the top 10.

For the Singapore Grand Prix, Max Verstappen did not qualify in the top 10, and his day may be about to get worse with a potential grid penalty on the way.

The Dutchman has experienced car troubles all weekend long so far.
And he paid the price during qualifying, failing to even place in the top 10, being eliminated in Q2.

Even worse, the F1 stewards are looking into him for allegedly hindering Yuki Tsunoda on the track.
Additionally, Sergio Perez’s spin meant that he too would start the race outside of the top 10, which made things worse for Red Bull.

After it was confirmed that he was eliminated, Verstappen yelled angrily over the radio.
“That was f***ing shocking; I’m not sure if you saw it.
Experience was absolutely shocking, he muttered.

He immediately exited his Red Bull after pulling up in the pit lane and stormed away.
It was obvious that the Dutchman needed time to collect himself before discussing what had happened.

Ironically, the driver for AlphaTauri’s sister team was the one who forced him to start outside the top 10.
Verstappen lost out to Liam Lawson, who advanced to Q3 for the first time in only his third F1 race weekend.

Verstappen had already turned the air blue with an X-rated radio rant about the traffic he encountered at the end of Q1 before it happened.
He yelled, “There are so f***ing many cars!”.

The F1 international feed had broadcast that, with the customary censorship. However, the broadcaster had forgotten to censor the radio message and had instead played it for listeners at home as Sky Sports pundit Karun Chandhok reviewed the incident at the SkyPad.

As soon as Chandhok realized what had happened, he apologized to the audience before moving on to his analysis.
A short while later, commentator David Croft apologized once more.

Verstappen is scheduled to start in 11th place right now, but things could get worse if the officials punish him for the incident with Tsunoda.
The standard penalty for interfering during qualifying is a three-place grid penalty, so if the championship leader wants to extend his record-breaking winning streak, he might have to start from 14th.


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