After trying to dampen his son's hints that Ferrari cheated this season, Jos Verstappen still poured some oil on the fire after the last race of the season, saying he didn't believe he was Italian the team made a “mistake in calculating” the amount of fuel that led the FIA to investigate the car of Charles Leclerc after the race.
Ferrari eventually took her “just” with 50. 000 Euro penalties, as the FIA found that the Maranell team had provided “incorrect fuel documentation” for the rounds required for Leclerc's arrival type.
They found that the difference between the amount of fuel they provided at Ferrari and the actual quantity measured was 4, 88 pounds, however, they did not decide to disqualify the racer, but to pay a financial penalty.
At the end of the Abu Dhabi race weekend, Jos Verstappen told Dutch commentator Olav Mol about Ziggo Sport: “Olav, you know there was no calculation error.
“I'm not going to talk too much about this, as it's a very dangerous topic in Formula 1. I don't want to burn my fingers. But next season, the rules need to be tightened, “added the former F1 driver.