Gunther Steiner facing race ban for Sochi radio outburst

Image: AFP
Image: AFP

Gunther Steiner is facing a hefty FIA penalty.

At Suzuka, the Haas boss has been summoned to the stewards to explain his radio outburst at Sochi.

A breach of code

After Kevin Magnussen was penalised for the manner in which he rejoined the track after an off, Steiner had referred to a "stupid, idiot steward".

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According to an FIA statement, the outburst may have been a breach of the International Sporting Code.

The Swiss newspaper Blick says Steiner or Haas could be punished with a $250 000 fine, a paddock suspension for Steiner, or even a loss of points.

Magnussen stood his ground at Suzuka, describing the stewards as often "trigger happy".

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