Although several weeks have passed since the contact between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the first lap of the British Grand Prix, the controversy over what happened does not seem to have died out completely yet. To confirm this is directly Helmut Marko, right arm of Christian Horner in Red Bull which interpreted the reasons for the appeal rejected by the FIA after the 10 second penalty imposed on the Mercedes driver.
The International Federation, in fact, rejected the request of the Austrian team following a “Some accusations made by Red Bull” against the same body. A replica, this one, which Marko did not like at all, who wanted to point out to Motorsport Magazine the real concerns that prompted the team to act from the point of view “legal”, contrary to the rumors that had spread about a criticism addressed directly to Hamilton.
“What we have tried to emphasize – explained the manager from Graz – is that it was not acceptable that a Team Principal, in this case Toto Wolff, could influence stewards while they had not yet ruled on the penalty. Luckily, immediately after the race the FIA itself wanted to clarify once and for all that such attitudes are absolutely forbidden and forbidden ”. A clarification followed by a consideration that is anything but negative on the Federation’s work towards Red Bull, which, again according to the Austrian Councilor “Has always been correct”.
FP | Alessandro Prada
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