Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Suzuka, 2022

Confusion as Verstappen declared champion after shortened Suzuka race

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Formula 1 has declared Max Verstappen has clinched the world championship for a second time in confusing circumstances following today’s Japanese Grand Prix.

The driver cast doubt on claims he’d won the world championship after taking victory in today’s Japanese Grand Prix. The race only ran to 28 of the scheduled 53 laps – 52% of the scheduled distance.

F1 introduced new rules for 2022 which state reduced points will be awarded if less than 75% of the race distance is completed. However the FIA confirmed full points would be handed out for the race.

“The rules regarding the reduced points allocation (article 6.5) only apply in the event of race suspension that cannot be resumed,” an FIA spokesperson told RaceFans in a statement. “Therefore full points are awarded and Max Verstappen is world champion.”

Verstappen clinched the championship once it was confirmed his rival Charles Leclerc had been given a five-second time penalty for leaving the track on the final lap, which demoted him to third place.

List of Formula 1 drivers’ champions as of 2022

RankDriverChampionshipsYears
1Michael Schumacher71994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
1Lewis Hamilton72008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
3Juan Manuel Fangio51951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
4Alain Prost41985, 1986, 1989, 1993
4Sebastian Vettel42010, 2011, 2012, 2013
6Jack Brabham31959, 1960, 1966
6Jackie Stewart31969, 1971, 1973
6Niki Lauda31975, 1977, 1984
6Nelson Piquet31981, 1983, 1987
6Ayrton Senna31988, 1990, 1991
11Alberto Ascari21952, 1953
11Jim Clark21963, 1965
11Graham Hill21962, 1968
11Emerson Fittipaldi21972, 1974
11Mika Hakkinen21998, 1999
11Fernando Alonso22005, 2006
11Max Verstappen22021, 2022
18Giuseppe Farina11950
18Mike Hawthorn11958
18Phil Hill11961
18John Surtees11964
18Denny Hulme11967
18Jochen Rindt11970
18James Hunt11976
18Mario Andretti11978
18Jody Scheckter11979
18Alan Jones11980
18Keke Rosberg11982
18Nigel Mansell11992
18Damon Hill11996
18Jacques Villeneuve11997
18Kimi Raikkonen12007
18Jenson Button12009
18Nico Rosberg12016

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  • 111 comments on “Confusion as Verstappen declared champion after shortened Suzuka race”

    1. FIA never fails to disappoint! A fantastic farce

      1. +1, i wonder what it will take for enough to be enough

    2. Another embarrassing figure for fia, there is also a complete lack of communication between f1 and fia

      And the crane was embarrassing

    3. So basically if the race went on for 74 percent distance but then got red flagged and not resumed, we would have gotten 19 points for the winner? But if we do one lap at the end of the third hour, full points are awarded?

      Wow.

      1. It is better this way because when there is a red flag at 74% that stops the race, some drivers may be out of position with pitstops and you can get an unfair result like Monaco 1984 where Senna was prevented from chasing down Prost, or Interlagos 2003 where Coulthard pitted from the lead just before the red flag. But in Japan 2022, every driver and team was 100% aware when the race would finish and could base their driving and strategy around it. If Verstappen had pitted for new intermediates and dropped to third on lap 27 and then a red flag had ended the race, he would have been robbed of victory, but as it was he new the race would finish on lap 28 so stayed out and won.

        1. Robbed? After making a choice?

        2. @f1frog

          It is better this way because when there is a red flag at 74% that stops the race, some drivers may be out of position with pitstops and you can get an unfair result[…]

          But the way the current rule is written, resuming the race after the red flag just for one more lap would mean full points. So the rule prevents “unfairness” quite randomly.

        3. @f1frog the Checkered flag is at times not a planned event, multiple times it has been waved too soon. Imagine if that happened in Australia this year. Albon would have been DSQed.

        4. Hmmm – the issue is the full points for any race for which the chequered flag is waved regardless of actual distance ran. Using your example, if today’s race had been red-flagged on Lap 27, they wouldn’t have given full points. Doesn’t that sound a bit weird to you?

    4. Derek Edwards
      9th October 2022, 9:40

      I still can’t quite get my head around how a sport that thinks of itself as the pinnacle of what it represents can get into so much of a tangle about so many things in the space of only three hours.

      1. Coventry Climax
        9th October 2022, 13:30

        That’s because the party governing it, is a bunch of F.. International Amateurs.

    5. It’s been obvious for a long time F1 is not a sport, but entertainment show. I just pity those who are paying to watch it live in the stands or on TV haha. What a fall from grace for what truly used to be pinnacle of motorsport.

      1. Haters gonna hate!

      2. This is mostly true, F1 is sports entertainment, but it’s still cool to watch the cars trackside at least once to get a first hand feel for the speeds.

      3. Absolutely, it’s a complete mockery – that extra lap, F1 needs to be rid of the FIA. ‘Entertainment’ over real racing.
        Getting away with taking Lewis’s 8th WDC from him started this shameful circus.

    6. So full points no matter how many laps the race had, as long as the race isn’t suspended at the three hour mark?

      What a mess once again.

      1. @hotbottoms 2009 Malaysian GP: 31 of 56 laps (55 %) half points.
        2022 Japanese GP: 27 of 53 laps (52%), full points.

        Make it make sense, FIA.

        1. Yeah cos the rules were changed between then and now? Like you know……..this year?

          1. @yaru how was it changed?

            1. Maybe the changed the rules after the comments about whay happened in Spa. Fun..

            2. @wsrgo

              They were changed after what happened in Spa last year.

              “The rules regarding the reduced points allocation (article 6.5) only apply in the event of race suspension that cannot be resumed”

            3. *exeviolthor So if there’s just one green flag before a red flag, and only one just before the checker at the 3 hour mark that’s a full race? But if you do 74 percent of a race and then red flag it, that’s reduced points?

            1. @wsrgo

              No idea, but it seems possible. It is a stupid change in my opinion.

            2. So if there’s just one green flag before a red flag, and only one just before the checker at the 3 hour mark that’s a full race? But if you do 74 percent of a race and then red flag it, that’s reduced points?

              Yep.
              The really, really important point is that this way, a driver with a car powered by a Japanese designed engine won (race and WDC) in Japan.
              How bad would it have been to string it out until the USA GP?

            3. The really, really important point is that this way, a driver with a car powered by a Japanese designed engine won (race and WDC) in Japan.

              But it could just as easily have been a Ferrari, Mercedes or Renault powered car.

              Why ignore or alter the rules just to make it last to the next GP?
              As if F1 wouldn’t want it to go down to the last race…..

    7. It keeps getting better every year

    8. Honestly this is a mess.

      The rules were changed due to the farce of Belgium 2021 but this new reg doesn’t fix the original problem.

      The race could be suspended after a lap and then restart just before the 2 hour time limit.

      The whole aim was to give points proportional to the race distance completed.

      1. The whole aim was to give points proportional to the race distance completed.

        Clearly not, or that’s exactly what they would have done.

        1. Personally, I think this was a mistake in the rules. I don’t believe they intended it to be this way, but someone in the stewards office double checked the rules to ensure they knew them correctly when it was clear they wouldn’t complete the race, and found that it had been written like this. Then they scrambled to be sure if it, and pretended this was what they always intended.

          As the rules are written this way, it should be followed as written. But it’s a ridiculous rule which needs changing. It’s not right that a situation like Spa could still occur, according to this rule, as long as the race time elapsed with cars on track instead of being suspended. In fact, out would be even worse, because full points would be awarded instead of half.

          1. I think in essence, it’s quite a good idea.
            Le Mans 24 doesn’t know how far or how long they will race for, but the ‘prize’ is always the same, complete reward.
            If it takes all 3 hours available to complete (for example) 15 laps in F1, stopped only by the clock running out – then there’s no sensible reason why it shouldn’t still be worth the full ‘prize.’ IMO.
            That was the most that was possible on the day in those conditions – it’s not like they decided that 1/4 was enough and everyone should just go home without bothering to complete it all.

            1. That the case, though, even if the race is suspended and can’t be resumed, so why should they reduce the points in that case? It’s made two very similar situations have completely different outcomes. In fact, it means that a race suspended at 74% will give less points than a race which is suspended at 3 laps but then runs for a single lap just before the time runs out.

              To take it a stage furtger, it would allow the officials to decide how many points a race was worth by deciding whether to send the cars out, even behind the safety car, right at the end of the tone limit.

              If they should get full points for running “the most that was possible on the day in those conditions”, surely it shouldn’t matter whether the time limit expires under suspension or on track?

            2. It’s made two very similar situations have completely different outcomes.

              Yep. But for different reasons.

              To take it a stage furtger, it would allow the officials to decide how many points a race was worth by deciding whether to send the cars out, even behind the safety car, right at the end of the tone limit.

              Could do. That’s their right, in accordance with the rules. I think most people would want them to prioritise being on the track as much as possible, even if they can’t race under green conditions.

              If they should get full points for running “the most that was possible on the day in those conditions”, surely it shouldn’t matter whether the time limit expires under suspension or on track?

              Perhaps that’s the case – it can certainly be argued that way, for sure.
              But I think the intention there is to prioritise finishing on track under competitive conditions, with the incentive that it is worth more to the competitors to do so. They want the drivers and teams to support having the additional track time for that additional reward.

              Political games. Typical F1 stuff.
              Never a dull moment, eh?

    9. Congratulations Max, well deserved, great job!

    10. Confusion as not everyone read the script.
      We fans are the joke.

      1. @peartree as are Red Bull, Sky and everyone else.

    11. Confusing indeed as 75% distance didn’t get reached + unacceptable move to not wait with the recovery vehicle until every single driver has passed Sainz’s crash location.

      1. +1 so are they saying the 75% doesn’t matter if a race is paused but restarted? So if it was red flagged after 4 laps and restarted for 2 laps an hour later that would also be full points?

        Let’s face it, Max was always going to win it anyway. All I’ll say is they were extremely quick to hand out that penalty to Leclerc and didn’t work to their own deadline on Wednesday. The FIA doesn’t help itself and something smells very fishy here. Desperate to make Max a Champion this year so they can’t change the result.

        1. I suspect they took the criticism from last week and tried to be quicker. And at the end of the day, Leclerc deserved the penalty there.

          The problem is, once again, appearance of consistency, particularly when they keep the stewards room such a closed shop. It could easily look like they are choosing penalties and rule interpretations to give them the result they want, because they end up with so many different outcomes from similar circumstances. Whether it’s true or not, by making decisions behind closed doors which vary so wildly from apparently-similar events without detailed explanations of why they handled them differently, they open themselves up to criticism. The appearance of incompetence (or corruption) can only be solved by transparency, and the FIA completely opaque.

          1. making decisions behind closed doors which vary so wildly from apparently-similar events without detailed explanations of why they handled them differently, they open themselves up to criticism.

            Interestingly, last season Masi often fronted the media to explain the processes that the stewards go through and things they take into account to reach their verdicts, in order to provide the transparency people were asking for.

            Criticism ensued…. A great deal of it, in fact.
            Now everyone who was dissatisfied with a decision had someone to blame, even though that person played no part in the decision-making process at all.

            1. Even when he tried to explain, he didn’t make things much clearer. It sounded much more like excuses than explanations.

    12. I don’t mind handing full points, no one can claim there was no race today.

      1. But not a full distance race.

        1. A full race distance has historically not been required in Formula 1 to award full points. Neither is a full race distance required today.

          1. But it is if the race is suspended at the time limit. A which completes 49% but is then suspended and cannot be resumed is worth less than a race which start 5 mins before the time limit and runs for 3 laps. Why?

            Also, there race director can, effectively, device whether a race is worth full points by ensuring the cars are circulating under the safety car when the time limit elapses.

            Any reduction in the points value of the race, of any, needs to be based on distance run. I wouldn’t mind of they didn’t reduce the points value, particularly, but having them only apply if the race ends under suspension is ridiculous.

    13. Easy to rag on FIA and FOM, but ultimately they were the only ones that read and understood the rules correctly. They even had a live points graphic during the race with full points correctly and we all ignored it and laughed at how stupid they were.

      1. Yep.
        Everyone complaining because they (themselves) didn’t read the rules.

        But of course it’s the FIA’s fault…

      2. @sjaakfoo
        That’s true and at least the FIA seems to be following its rules this time. But what does it tell about FIA that all the teams, drivers and experts seem to have understood the rule incorrectly? The rule doesn’t seem to be written in a way it was intended to work.

      3. @sjaakfoo I’m sorry I didn’t read the script.

        1. just looking at the screen will help.

      4. Fairly sure FIA doesn’t do the TV broadcast.

        1. Hence @sjaakfoo referred to

          “…FIA and FOM.”

          Who work in tandem for the broadcast as the FIA supply the GPS-, schedule-, regulatory- and stewarding information to FOM global.

    14. Congratulations to Max. He deserved a better win.

      But with Merc fluffing the regulations, Ferrari fluffing the strategy and FIA fluffing its rules, I guess that’s what Max will have to manage with. I am sure he doesn’t mind.

      A fully deserving 2nd title. Many congratulations.

      1. Fully agree. Fun season for us keyboard tigers too. :-)

    15. Congratulations to Max. Well deserved. Won the race in dominant fashion as he has done all year. I see no reason this won’t continue for a few more years.

    16. What an absolute mess… What’s alarming is that FIA,instead of trying to simplify things for teams and us fans and generally trying to fix all the issues that have been brought to the light in recent seasons(stewarding, safety operations,fans entering the track etc),they just added more races to an even packed calendar…..

      1. I don’t see anything wrong with them adding more races AND do the other things you’ve mention.

        1. @yaru Problem is, they haven’t solved all the problems i mentioned. In fact,some aspects have gone backwards from some years ago. How penalties are given for instance,they remain a mystery..

    17. Well done Max on winning that 2nd asterisk.

      1. Does the second asterisk disappear in Austin when he gets a result that would have won him the championship if this race had not been full points?

        1. The 2nd asterisk could potentially disappear tomorrow should it transpire they didn’t have an extra $10m chucked on the car.

      2. Fangio’s, Jim Clark’s, etc. All WDC titles are asterisks except you know whose

      3. Some people think four would be the right number for him…

    18. Confuses congratulations to Max but that 5 sec penalty was a joke.

      1. Why was that penalty a joke? Leclerc went off track, took a shorter route and gained an advantage which lasted untill the end of the race. The penalty was deserved and handed out correctly. So, please tell us what you found funny about it.

    19. Roll on Monday…

      1. At this rate, they’ll probably apologise to Red Bull for the confusion and fine Ferrari for commenting on the delayed publication of the report.

        1. I don’t think Ferrari will get any penalty if there turns out not to be any big overspend, since their comment was very nuanced about the FIA and stated they will wait for any results first.

          I do hope the FIA gives of a strong signal about the supposed confidential information breach (if found to be true) and the people involved in perpetuating the story as there was no credible source cited and it was borderline slander.

          For how much – often deserved – criticism the FIA gets, they did nothing outside of protocol this weekend.

    20. Confusion over confusion over confusion. Race start, Gasly narrowly missing a truck, checkered flag, Leclerc’s penalty in record time… The only thing that was certain was Verstappen must be crowned a world champion in Suzuka for obvious reasons. The entire system is flawed and Masi was scapegoated to obscure that, period.

      1. Re Leclerc’s penalty they’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t

        Last week people were complaining that Perez’s incident wasn’t decided before the podium ceremony. This time they look at it quickly to give the right trophies to the right people, still people moan.

      2. True. And all trully pointless, we fans are treated like fools. We could have had a fair championship that ended exactly the same way but it would have felt enjoyable to watch, felt real.

      3. @tifoso1989 Masi was also directly responsible for several major safety breaches himself, such as giving the order to restart qualifying in Turkey in 2020 where he later admitted that he did not bother checking that the marshals had actually finished with their vehicle recovery works.

        He wasn’t the martyr figure you’re trying to paint him as, as he was directly responsible for several similar safety breaches himself – not to mention that he was also the one responsible for training most of the race director’s support team as well during his time at the FIA.

        1. anon,
          My point is that the FIA have scapegoated Masi who was part of the system and put all the blame on him while in fact the entire system is flawed something they refrained even to question. I have been critical of Masi on this same forum with regard to his consistency in bending the rules. I don’t have to go through the old comments to prove it.

          I have also predicted after he was sacked and with the current set up, that he will probably be missed due to the new race direction hitting new lows in terms of inconsistency in applying the rules.

    21. The crane incident is unacceptable. To make for it, the FIA will penalize Gasly: great!

      Other than that, there are two kind of reactions here : 1) Verstappen fans are explaining that we are all idiots; 2) everyone else who is confused and/or angry at the FIA.

    22. The inevintable happend in Japan, not expected well deserved.

    23. The FIA stewards could use some acting classes. After the “how can we keep Perez as the winner” show last weekend didn’t convince, today’s episode of “how to give Honda their party at home” wasn’t much better.

      1. Personally, I don’t think that’s what actually happened. However, with their inconsistency and lack of transparency, they make it easy for people to believe it of them.

    24. I feel Lewis should be top of the initial chart given the following
      Alphabetical order, l before m and h before s
      More wins
      More poles
      Generally the one with superior results is listed first

      1. Tommy Scragend
        9th October 2022, 14:03

        No, when someone sets a record, to go ahead of them you have to beat it not equal it.

        Similarly to when a driver sets a time in qualifying, if another driver later sets an identical time, the one who set it first is placed ahead (e.g. Jerez 1997).

        Ranking a table of world championships on the basis of more wins or more poles is bizarre.

        I suspect what you really meant to say is “I feel Lewis should be top because I’m a Lewis fan”.

    25. Max dominated so well deserved. Newey just built a showstopper car.

      If Ham retired tomorrow , I would be worried about F1, it would probably lead to a dire 3-4 years of F1. There is no one in the paddock that is on Max’s level apart from Lewis.

      Leclerc, Sainz, Perez, Russell don’t cut it at the top level.

      F1 needs Mercedes to have a fast car next year for HAM, Ferrari are never going to win.

      1. Agreed, since 2018 when Verstappen got his act together, he and Hamilton have been notably better than the rest.

    26. I don’t agree with Leclerc’s penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage, but think he should have got one for squeezing Perez towards the grass on the run to the line, so it all evens out in the end.

      Congratulations Max Verstappen. Whatever you think of that penalty, or the decision to award full points, he would have won it in Austin anyway, and fully deserves the championship over the course of the season.

      1. Dutchguy (@justarandomdutchguy)
        9th October 2022, 10:03

        It wouldnt surprise me if they took that into account. Not only did Lecler maintain position through cutting the chicane, he then defended it quite heavily too. Had Perez gotten past, which he would have, I don’t think it’d even get noted by the stewards

      2. Unlike with many other penalties, leaving the track is handled by the race director. So there are no written rules. I can’t remember a single example of a driver being penalized for skipping a chicane on the first go. But it was quite obvious why this was done, so there’s probably no point analysing.

        1. “I can’t remember a single example of a driver being penalized for skipping a chicane on the first go”

          Vettel Canada 2019

          1. Forgot about that one. That is indeed quite similar and was also penalised. But then in the advantage of Hamilton leading to it quickly being overlooked by most commenting in this section. Bias is still king

        2. MichaelN You are not correct in your assertion regarding the race director. He does not hand out any penalties. He simply refers a transgression to the stewards and they decide what to do and take the requires action.

        3. Tommy Scragend
          9th October 2022, 14:07

          Times have changed, but Senna was disqualified from the race entirely in 1989 ostensibly for missing this very same chicane (or in reality for not being French/not being Prost). Despite having been stopped for quite some time beforehand (and only being there in the first place because Prost turned in on him).

      3. @f1frog that is the frustrating part. So many errors and inconsistencies, to spoil racing, not results. The absurd sc period at monza, the delayed drs at singapore, the…everything at Japan, and then there is the whole season really. So contrived.

      4. @f1frog Yeah agree that the stewards got their reasoning wrong again, but that does matter because it sets precedent for the future. I can’t think of another example of a driver getting a penalty for ‘leaving the track and gaining an advantage’ when they only retained their position. Usually they only get a penalty when they improve their position. Though personally I think that rule is wrong, it is still the past precedent.

        However, crowding a car off and not leaving a car’s width while being overtaken is worthy of a penalty.

        1. I can’t think of another example of a driver getting a penalty for ‘leaving the track and gaining an advantage’ when they only retained their position. Usually they only get a penalty when they improve their position.

          I can think of several times when drivers have done exactly that, and been ordered (or encouraged) by Race Control to give up the place or risk being awarded a penalty for gaining an advantage off track.

          Usually they give it up before the penalty can actually be awarded.
          Here, the race finished before they could.

    27. I have an opinion
      9th October 2022, 10:13

      Reportedly, the chequered flag was shown early which would mean the results should have been taken from the lap prior. All around, a mess.

      1. Reportedly, the chequered flag was shown early

        I don’t believe it was as the with a timed race it’s race time + 1 lap.

        Today the clock ran to 0, Max crossed the line & i’m pretty sure I remember seeing the Final lap graphic with the race ending at the end of that lap as it should have done.

        1. Kyle (@hammerheadgb)
          9th October 2022, 11:01

          Your chronology is wrong, though. The order of events was in fact, Max crossed the line, the clock hit 0, then the final lap was (perhaps incorrectly) declared.

          How do we know? With the below:
          Max’s race time: 3h 01m 44.004s
          Zhou’s race fastest lap: 1m 44.411s
          Therefore, Max’s final lap began before 3 hours were up.

        2. StefMeister (@stefmeister) Yes, you are absolutely correct.

      2. Could you provide a source?

        1. Kyle (@hammerheadgb)
          9th October 2022, 11:38

          @baleux

          https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2022%20Japanese%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Provisional%20Race%20Classification.pdf

          If you do the maths, Max could not have started his final lap after 3 hours had elapsed, so it should not have been his final lap.

          In previous situations where the chequered flag was incorrectly shown early, a 1-lap count back has been applied…

          1. If you do the maths, Max could not have started his final lap after 3 hours had elapsed, so it should not have been his final lap.
            In previous situations where the chequered flag was incorrectly shown early, a 1-lap count back has been applied…

            So, Leclerc is 2nd today and the WDC is live until the USA GP?
            I need more popcorn, and I’m sure beer won’t cut it, so it’s time for the scotch.

            1. Kyle (@hammerheadgb)
              9th October 2022, 12:37

              It’s not a given that the FIA would disapply Leclerc’s penalty, but if the result were to be taken from lap 27, it would be a logical step to ignore an incident on lap 28.

          2. Thank you.

        2. probably: “I have an opinion”.

          Fact. The clock stopped after max crossed the line. Thats the last timed lap then.
          If (and that would have been more logical ) RBR would have asked max to slow down the last few corners the clock would have stopped before he reached the line.
          End of clock is end of race or the lap starting in the last passing under the clock.

          1. Kyle (@hammerheadgb)
            9th October 2022, 11:47

            @sethje
            There’s another lap after the lap on which time expires. Direct quote from Article 5.4 of the Sporting Regs:

            …However, should two hours elapse before the scheduled race distance is completed, the leader will be shown the end-of-session signal when he crosses the control line (the Line) at the end of the lap following the lap during which the two (2) hour period ended, provided this does not result in the scheduled number of laps being exceeded. Only under the circumstances below will any exception be made to the above:

            b) Should the race be suspended (see Article 57) the length of the suspension will be added to this period up to a maximum total race time of three (3) hours.

            1. Kyle (@hammerheadgb)
              9th October 2022, 11:48

              @seth-space apologies wrong tag. See above.

    28. Er…ok.
      I see.

    29. All bow before Honda, we shall manipulate the Championship to be won on their home turf!!

      1. There was no manipulation.
        Try reading the rules sometime.

    30. For reference part 6.5 of article 57 of the sporting regulations states.

      If a race is suspended in accordance with Article 57, and cannot be resumed, points for
      each title will be awarded in accordance with the following criteria…..

      They did also display graphics I think about 10-15 minutes before the end which showed full points.

    31. Well done Max. Appalling that your celebrations have been ruined two years on the trot, due to quite simply appalling governing.

    32. I have loved F1 for so long and I just can’t stop caring and watching, but man was this disappointing again!

      Seb and Fernando go across the line together within one-hundredth of a second(!) fighting for P6 and I don’t even get to see it until I watch fan videos on YouTube after the race.

      Really?

    33. The FIA looked for any possiblibility to crown Max for the secind time which is why they delayed the monday FIA report so it is after the Suzuka race. Then when Charles went off track they immediately jumped at the chance to use it to crown Max. What a joke. Don’t expect much from the Monday FIA report guys. This is fixed so we have an Artificial Champion.

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