Guenther Steiner summoned by stewards over Russia outburst
Haas boss Guenther Steiner has been summoned to the stewards over his radio outburst during Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix.
Kevin Magnussen received a five-second time penalty in the race for failing to stay to the left hand side of both bollards after going wide through Turn 2.
Magnussen hit out at the decision while over the radio Steiner referred to “stupid idiotic stewards”, as he vented his frustration.
The penalty dropped Magnussen from eighth to ninth.
He has been referred due to an “alleged breach of Articles 12.1.1 c) and f of the FIA’s International Sporting Code “through means of radio communications immediately following the display of the chequered flag at the Russian Grand Prix.”
Article 12.1.1.c refers to “any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competitor or to the interests of motorsport generally,” while Article 12.1.1.f refers to “any words, deeds or writings that have caused moral injury or loss to the FIA, its bodies, its members or its executive officers.”
Steiner will meet the stewards at 12:30 local time at Suzuka.