‘Nothing is heard’: Max Verstappen says he’s extremely frustrated with the FIA after Hungarian GP

Track limits have once again been a theme of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend across all series.

Max Verstappen has grown frustrated at the stewards after the recent increase in track limits penalties.

Verstappen was on the verge of a penalty in Austria a few weeks ago after team-mate Sergio Perez was sent down to 13th for cutting Turn Eight.

Mick Schumacher lost a qualifying lap of his own in France last weekend after the German took too much kerb at Turn Three, ultimately costing him a chance of finishing in the points.

Generally this season, the stewards have had a less lenient view on the white line defining the racetrack, particularly on circuits that have asphalt run-off rather than naturally penalising surfaces such as gravel or grass.

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Perez was again involved in a track limits debate on Saturday in Hungary after he had a lap time deleted in Q2 for going off at Turn Five.

On second viewing, however, the stewards saw that the Mexican had kept two wheels on the track, so they changed their minds and reinstated the time.

It was still not enough to keep him in qualifying though as he failed to put a better lap on the board having been held up by Kevin Magnussen, and Verstappen spotted something else that made little sense to him.

“Drivers as well last year said that we had to be more clear and strict on what we were going to chase in terms of track limits,” he explained.

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“But for example, last night they started talking about Turn 13, the exit, but there is a kerb and a white line next to it which for me personally is the track edge.

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“We just have so many silly little things which make it also difficult for them to police, I don’t know. 

“As drivers, we always want to help and give our advice but nothing is heard and for me, that is extremely frustrating.”

The 24-year-old stressed that he wants to collaborate with the FIA, but their unwillingness to listen to drivers’ concerns is not helping.

“I don’t want to fight with them, I just want to advise them but it seems like they don’t really care and they actually, for my feeling, look at us a bit like we are amateurs and I don’t think that is correct,” added Verstappen.

The Dutchman was also vocal on the radio during qualifying as power unit issues cost him a chance at fighting for pole, and left him 10th instead.

Mercedes’ George Russell took a shock pole as Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc ended up second and third respectively.