Guenther Steiner summoned over radio comments

Suzuka, Japan

Japanese Grand Prix – Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has been summoned before race stewards in Japan over comments he made in Russia.

Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner has been summoned before race stewards in Japan, as a result of comments he made over team radio at the end of the Russian Grand Prix.

After Kevin Magnussen was given a time penalty for a track limits violation towards the end of the Russian Grand Prix, the Haas team boss got on the radio to Kevin to say “If it wasn’t for a stupid, idiotic steward, we would have been in P8!”

Magnussen’s reply was “What a load of shit.” Magnussen made his grievances clear afterwards, but has not been summoned to explain himself before the stewards.

The summons says that the stewards at Suzuka has been ‘delegated authority’ from the Russian Grand Prix stewards to request Steiner appear before them for an alleged breach of Articles 12.1.1 c & f of the FIA International Sporting Code.

These Articles say: “Any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any Competition or to the interests of motor sport generally.” or “Any words, deeds or writings that have caused moral injury or loss to the FIA, its bodies, its members or its executive officers.”

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