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Verstappen stripped of Mexican GP pole for ignoring yellow flag

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Max Verstappen has been stripped of his Mexican Grand Prix pole position after the stewards handed him a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow for Valtteri Bottas’ Q3 crash.

The Red Bull driver passed one yellow flag in his way to bettering his initial leading lap time in qualifying.

After speaking to Verstappen the stewards ruled the Red Bull driver “attempted to set a meaningful lap time and failed to reduce his speed in the relevant marshalling sector.”

As a result, they handed him a three-place grid penalty and two penalty points. It means he will start P4 on the grid, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc promoted to pole and Ferrari teammate Vettel joining him on the front row.

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