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F1: Mercedes unveils new evidence of Hamilton-Verstappen incident

F1: Mercedes unveils new evidence of Hamilton-Verstappen incident

On lap 48 of the race in Brazil, the World Cup leader fought back aggressively and sent the Briton – who eventually won – off the track.

Verstappen, ahead of Hamilton, at the Brazilian GP.EFE
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The squire Mercedes announced this Tuesday that it has demanded that the incident be reexamined between its pilot Lewis hamilton and Max verstappen (Red Bull) on lap 48 of the Brazilian Grand Prix last Sunday, for which the Dutchman did not receive any sanction.

“Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team confirms that today we have requested a right of revision under article 14.1.1 of the International Sporting Code, in relation to the incident at turn 4 between car 44 and car 33 on lap 48 of the Gran Brazil’s 2021 award based on new evidence not available to commissioners at the time of their decision, “he said in a statement.

Attacked by Hamilton from the outside of Turn 4 on lap 48, Verstappen fought back aggressively and sent his rival off the track. The commissioners did not consider it necessary to investigate the incident, considering that it was a career event. However, the race director Michael Masi He later admitted that they had not been able to view all the images, especially those recorded by the camera on board the Red Bull, that it would be incriminating to Verstappen if they showed an intentional move by the Dutch towards his rival for the Formula 1 World Cup.

14 points

The British managed to overtake the Dutchman a dozen laps later to end up taking a victory which allows him to be 14 points behind Verstappen in the World Cup qualification, with three races remaining, the next one in Qatar next Sunday.

At the end of the race at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, the boss of Mercedes Toto wolff He has already harshly criticized the International Automobile Federation (FIA), guarantor of the Formula 1 regulations, which he considers lenient with Red Bull. Mercedes was already upset at the start of the weekend when Hamilton was disqualified in the qualifying session that the Briton had mastered as a result of the rear wing of his car that did not conform to the regulations, possibly due to a breakage.

Wolff considered that the FIA ​​could have authorized to repair the wing instead of sanctioning Verstappen, especially since Red Bull repaired the Dutch wing “three times in a row”.

“I think we have received many, many blows over the weekend, with decisions that could have fallen one way or the other, in our favor or against,” the Austrian commented.

“When decisions are always against us, this angers us and I always defend my team and my pilots as I see fit. I have always been very diplomatic in the way I discuss things, but today diplomacy is over,” he concludes your release.

Reference from elmundo