Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas both felt they had reason to complain after the Italian Grand Prix, although the Mercedes man was able to celebrate a place on the podium.

The two drivers jostled for position at Monza until Red Bull's Verstappen was handed a five-second penalty for coming together with Bottas, allowing the Finn to claim third position.

That decision prompted an expletive-laden rant from Verstappen, accusing the stewards of "killing racing" over the team radio, and he still felt hard done by afterwards.

"We were in a position where we didn't expect be. I think we gave [Bottas] a car width, he clipped my wheel and he had to go straight," the Dutchman told Sky Sports. "I don't agree with it.

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"Maybe they gave the penalty because of earlier in the race, when he first tried to tag me and I went a bit wide, but, even then, I think it's not fair. They gave it straight away.

"It's a shame but, looking at the positives, the car is working really well."

Bottas took a different view, however, believing that the only aspect that was "not fair" was Verstappen's conduct on the track.

"I was really trying to do everything I could to get to the podium," said Bottas. "My first mission was to hold up Kimi [Raikkonen, rivalling team-mate Lewis Hamilton] for a while, but then it was to end up on the podium.

"It was hard racing, sometimes not as fair as I was hoping for. He got a penalty and I'm on the podium."