Date: 28th May 2015 at 9:11am
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The Monaco stewards have decided to hit Max Verstappen with a five-place grid penalty for causing the crash with Romain Grosjean.

The Toro Rosso driver crashed into the back of the Lotus of Grosjean going into Sainte Devote.

In the youngsters defence, his car was much faster than Grosjean during this period of the race and it looked like just a matter of time before he would get past to claim 10th place and the final world championship point on offer.

Verstappen had been in impressive form and no matter how difficult it is to get an overtaking manoeuvre done around the streets of Monte Carlo, many would have backed him.

However he appeared to be caught out under DRS, got his distances wrong and ploughed into the back of the Lotus before almost launching over the curbs and into the barrier, bringing out the safety car.

?The lap before I braked on the same spot as when I crashed.

?But you could see when I braked the car ahead braked early and when you are going that speed and are quite close to each other, you can’t do anything. You don’t expect them to brake early.’
Verstappen told Sky Sports after the race.

The race stewards didn’t agree with his defence and have handed him a five-place grid penalty to be served in Canada and two points on his licence.

 

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