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Red Bull's Max Verstappen Lashes Out At Formula 1 Over Post-Race Time Penalty

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 17

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen received a "post-race time penalty for gaining an unfair advantage by leaving the track" while passing Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen for third place on the final lap of the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, according to Sam Hall of AUTOWEEK. After the race, Ver...

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Monday Night Football Heads To Mexico

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Hangin' With ... Jodi Wilmott

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F1 Driver Pérez Dumps Sponsor

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Election Results May Ruin Joint WC Bid

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ESPN Sets Int'l Audience Records

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'No Timeframe' For NRL Game In Hawaii

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