Red Bull’s review challenge against Lewis Hamilton’s British GP penalty for Max Verstappen collision rejected

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Red Bull’s attempted challenge of the stewards’ verdict into Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s clash is dismissed by stewards

Last Updated: 29/07/21 7:22pm


British GP stewards have thrown out Red Bull’s request to reopen the investigation into Lewis Hamilton’s penalty for colliding with Max Verstappen in the British GP.

It means the results of Silverstone, and Hamilton’s victory, definitively stand with the Englishman eight points behind Verstappen heading into this weekend’s Hungarian GP, live only on Sky Sports F1.

Watch the controversial first-lap clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the British GP, with the contact sending the Red Bull high-speed into the barriers

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Watch the controversial first-lap clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the British GP, with the contact sending the Red Bull high-speed into the barriers

Watch the controversial first-lap clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the British GP, with the contact sending the Red Bull high-speed into the barriers

Red Bull invoked their right of review having felt the penalty of 10s imposed by Hamilton was too lenient.

To have a chance of the stewards reopening the case, Red Bull were required to bring forward a previously unseen “significant and relevant new element” of evidence.

However, after meeting with Red Bull and Mercedes representatives in a video call on Thursday afternoon, stewards ruled several hours later that the evidence submitted did not warrant a review of the incident.

More to follow…

Two weeks on: What did Verstappen & Hamilton say about the incident?

Verstappen: “The outcome I think he didn’t expect but I think he definitely misjudged the speed of entering in such a tight angle into that corner, and that’s why he understeered wide.

Max Verstappen does not think Lewis Hamilton wanted to make him crash at Silverstone but feels that the penalty received was not severe enough in regard to the loss of points in the Championship

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Max Verstappen does not think Lewis Hamilton wanted to make him crash at Silverstone but feels that the penalty received was not severe enough in regard to the loss of points in the Championship

Max Verstappen does not think Lewis Hamilton wanted to make him crash at Silverstone but feels that the penalty received was not severe enough in regard to the loss of points in the Championship

“Of course I don’t think he meant to make me crash in such a fashion, but that’s not for me to answer, But nevertheless I didn’t score any points which is the worst [thing] about all of it.”

Meanwhile, Hamilton, who said he would not change any aspect of his driving in the incident, pointed to his experience and success as evidence of his knowhow in wheel-to-wheel combat.

Hamilton: “In terms of the move, I would do the move exactly the way I did it last in terms of how I’ve reviewed it and analysed from all my experience.

“And my experience over the years speaks for a lot – I wont change it. None of us ever want to see another driver injured or in harms way or put a driver in harms way.

“I did give Max a call after the race to check if he was okay and let him know that the respect is still there.”

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