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Max Verstappen’s dilemma and his demote from third to fourth in the US Grand Prix produce the irritation of his father Jos, who criticized the FIA on social media.

The young F1 ace took the final place on the podium after racing past Kimi Raikkonen on the last lap. It could have been the clean end to a challenging weekend for Verstappen after starting the race in 16th.

But as he entered the rest-room with race-winner Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, he was soon pulled out by the FIA and told of a five-second time penalty.

Stewarts declared the Dutch man to have done his pass on Raikkonen with all four wheels – out the track at Turn 10, it was illegal.

Jos Verstappen went on a huge Twitter outburst after the race slamming the governing body FIA.

He said: “This is b*******. Sorry this sucks.

“Shame on you FIA.

“Obviously F1 don’t know what racing is.

“Only Max get’s a penalty when he cross the line. Nobody else the whole weekend.”

And he also tweeted out a picture referring the FIA to the “Ferrari international assistance”.

Red Bull team Principal Christian Horner was similarly frustrated at the decision to deny Verstappen a place on the podium.

The Stewards issued the following statement – “The Stewards examined video evidence and concluded that car 33 did leave the track, with all 4 wheels clearly off the track by at least half a metre, and overtook car 7 in doing so. The driver did gain a lasting advantage.

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