Max Verstappen's plight and his demotion from third to fourth in the US Grand Prix drew the ire of his father Jos, who lambasted the FIA on social media.
The former F1 driver criticized the decision to penalize his son following the Red Bull driver's bold overtaking move on Kimi Raikkonen on the inside of Turn 17 on the final lap of the race.
"This is bullshit. Sorry. This sucks." and "Shame on you FIA", posted Verstappen Sr. on Twitter.
Max's father took an unequivocal dig at the governing body, abusing its acronym.
The Stewards issued the following statement.
"The Stewards examined video evidence and concluded that car 33 did leave the track, with all 4 wheels clearly off the track by at least half a metre, and overtook car 7 in doing so. The driver did gain a lasting advantage.
— Jos Verstappen (@MaVic009) October 22, 2017