SPORT NEWS – Mercedes requests overview of Verstappen and Hamilton incident

Mercedes requests overview of Verstappen and Hamilton incident

Mercedes has requested a proper of overview of the incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

Hamilton was making an attempt to overhaul Verstappen on the run to Flip 4 and had pulled virtually a full automobile size forward on the racing line utilizing DRS, with Verstappen defending the within. The Crimson Bull driver then tried to outbrake Hamilton however didn’t make the nook, forcing each drivers off the observe.

After Verstappen retained the lead and FIA race director Michael Masi determined there was no investigation vital, Toto Wolff described the dearth of punishment as “laughable”. On the time, the reside feed of Verstappen’s onboard digital camera minimize from a front-facing to rear-facing view with Hamilton attacking, however the cockpit digital camera was launched on Tuesday and has led to Mercedes lodging an tried attraction.

“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Staff confirms that we’ve at this time requested a Proper of Overview beneath Article 14.1.1 of the Worldwide Sporting Code, in relation to the Flip 4 incident between Automobile 44 and Automobile 33 on lap 48 of the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, on the premise of recent proof unavailable to the Stewards on the time of their choice,” mentioned an announcement issued by the workforce.

Whereas it’s true that the forward-facing cockpit digital camera was solely out there as soon as downloaded from Verstappen’s automobile after the race, the stewards themselves by no means decided as Masi didn’t refer the incident to them for investigation.

Ought to the appropriate of overview be authorised, Mercedes might want to show the proof is “a major and related new aspect” to then get the FIA to look into the incident as soon as once more.

Mercedes would stand to profit if Verstappen was handed a retrospective time penalty, as Valtteri Bottas completed third in Brazil, three seconds behind the championship chief.

SPORT NEWS – Mercedes requests overview of Verstappen and Hamilton incident


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