Haas chief Guenther Steiner is threatened with severe punishment for the incident following the end of the Sochi race, when he labeled one of the commissioners an “idiot”.
Haas team leader Guenther Steiner poured out his anger over the commissioners after the race for the GP of Russia, awarding Kevin Magnussen a five-second penalty on his race time.
Magnussen finished eighth in Sochi, and the Danes received a penalty of five penalty seconds for failure to return to the track and dropped to ninth.
The commissioners' decision angered Haas team boss Guenther Steiner, who made a radio call after the end of the race.
“Thanks Kevin. Great race and great ride. If it wasn't for that stupid, idiotic commissioner, we would have won 8th place. “
However, Steiner is threatened with severe punishment before the start of the race weekend. According to initial information, the FIA could punish the Haas boss with a heavy fine, exclusion from the F1 paddock, or even withdrawing design points to the US team.