Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is being investigated by the FIA stewards for his radio messages at the end of the Russian Grand Prix.
The articles forbid “any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally” and “any words, deeds or writings that have caused moral injury or loss to the FIA, its bodies, its members or its executive officers.”
Steiner criticised one of the stewards for a decision to give Kevin Magnussen a five-second time penalty during the race for cutting rejoining the track incorrectly when he went off at turn two.
“If we wouldn’t have a stupid, idiotic steward we would be eighth,” Steiner told Magnussen on the radio. Magnussen agreed, saying: “What a load of bullshit.”
Magnussen remains convinced the penalty decision was incorrect. “We were told one thing and I didn’t do what was said to be classified for a penalty,” he said at Suzuka yesterday.
“They said if you go completely to the left of the first element then you have to take both [bollards] and if you don’t get a penalty answer. But I went across them. So it’s not written anywhere what to do then. And then try to go there and take it, lost a lot of time. I think it was wrong and I think they know it was wrong.”
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