Despite the fact that Max Verstappen made his fastest time evident with the yellow flag displayed, the FIA will not investigate the matter, as mini-sectoral data showed that the Dutchman was slower in the last section than his first fast lap.
The post-qualification footage revealed that despite the double yellow flags, Verstappen did not slow down after the collision with Valtteri Bottas and even improved his time.
The commissioners' decision is unusual, especially because Verstappen admitted at a press conference after qualifying that it did not slow down despite the yellow flag being displayed, while the FIA argued that Purple Bull had dropped the gas and therefore would not investigate the matter.
– Hassan GZ (@HassanGZ) October 26, 2019
FIA expose me without investigation into Verstappen ……… # F1
– Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) October 26, 2019