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Max hit with 5-place penalty for ignoring double yellows

Max Verstappen has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for ignoring double yellow flags in qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver qualified second for Sunday's race at the Losail circuit, his fastest time of the evening 0.455s slower than pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton's best. However, shortly after Q3 the stewards announced Verstappen, as well as Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz, were under investigation for ignoring yellow flags on their final flying laps of the session. The yellow flags were out late in Q3 after Pierre Gasly clattered into the kerbs, shattering his front wing which punctured his front right tyre. Although the AlphaTauri driver was off the racing line...
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