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Hamilton Verstappen crash under review following petition to FIA

Hamilton Verstappen crash under review following petition to FIA

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Hamilton Verstappen crash under review following petition to FIA

Hamilton Verstappen crash under review following petition to FIA

The FIA is to formally look into Lewis Hamilton's British Grand Prix collision with Max Verstappen after Red Bull lodged a petition to review.

The two drivers, along with team representatives, have been summoned to report to the stewards at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix for a video conference meeting on Thursday, July 29, at 3pm BST.

Under the regulations, for the matter to be considered further, significant and relevant new elements need to be introduced, that were unavailable at the time, for the stewards to consider any further penalty beyond the 10 seconds that was applied during the race at Silverstone.

Statements from the stewards to the team managers of both Red Bull and Mercedes read: "In accordance with Art. 14 of the International Sporting Code, and following the petition for review by Red Bull Racing Honda, lodged on the 23 July 2021, the team manager and such witnesses as the competitor may request, up to three attendees in total including the team manager, are required to appear via video conference (invitation by separate cover) at 16:00hrs CEST on Thursday, 29 July 2021.

"The names and positions of all attendees that the competitor intends to request attend must be provided in writing no later than 17:00hrs CEST on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 to the stewards' secretary."

Article 14 of the International Sporting Code relates to the right of review.

It is understood Red Bull will cite the fact that they have evidence Hamilton entered Copse at his fastest compared to any of the previous 51 laps that followed, and this resulted in an inevitable collision.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was highly scathing of Hamilton after the race, describing as "desperate", "dangerous" and "an amateur".

Horner was also fuming at what he felt at the time was a lenient punishment for the seven-time champion of a 10-second time penalty that failed to deter him from winning an eighth British GP.

The incident saw Hamilton attempt a move on Verstappen into the 180mph Copse corner, leading the front-left wheel of the Briton's Mercedes hitting the right-rear of Verstappen's Red Bull.

That sent the Dutch driver spearing into a barrier at 150mph and with an impact force of 51g, leading to damage Horner claims has cost the team $1.8million.

Mercedes also has its evidence to negate Red Bull's claims.

Mercedes may yet point to an incident in last year's Portuguese Grand Prix when Verstappen attempted a move up the inside of Lance Stroll - then driving for Racing Point - into turn one of the Portimão circuit.

It was highly reminiscent of what unfolded at Silverstone, with Verstappen's left-front wheel hitting the right-rear of Stroll's car, sending the Canadian into the gravel.

Horner's comments to Sky Sports on that occasion are telling as he said at the time: "If that were a race, Max would have been deemed to be up the inside and the car on the outside should have given way."

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Greybear

So it's screw Hamilton time again. He was very unlucky to incur the 10 second penalty at Silverstone. After watching all of the replays of the incident Verstappen turned right in to Lewis not the other way round. Horner is doing everything he can to get Lewis a one race ban. It was a racing incident nothing more nothing less. I hope the stewards show common sense and put an end to this farce..

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So it's screw Hamilton time again. He was very unlucky to incur the 10 second penalty at Silverstone. After watching all of the replays of the incident Verstappen turned right in to Lewis not the other way round. Horner is doing everything he can to get Lewis a one race ban. It was a racing incident nothing more nothing less. I hope the stewards show common sense and put an end to this farce..

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The turn was to the right; of course Max turnen tot he right, he was following the track...

Lewis couldn't make the turn as he was too fast on the inside, too far from the apex, and on poor surface (see the smoke/dust behind his car...).

Hence: Lewis could only go straight, and needed Max his car to make the turn. Without Max his car, Lewis would go off-track.

Lewis is far too aggressive, again and again, and he is indeed very lucky this time: this time he could have killed someone (accidentally), but luckily he didn't

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Racing incident, stop bleating and suck it up Horner , for gods sake. I'm trying my hardest to be polite but you are making yourself a laughing stock.

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Pathetic old Redbull.

Christian will get a best actor nod in the BAFTA§s

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who hit who is Hamilton aggressive move hit Verstappen in rear-wheel in the right-hand corner. he has space for two cars next to him. lack of judgment in fastest conner or Silverstone. and he purely deserves what will come only true winner that day is LE clarc.

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Exactly, horner is acting like a spoilt child and having tantrums- he should shut up I hopelewisgetshis penalty withdrawn and instead max gets one

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Horner is setting himself up for a huge fail if Verstappen steps out of line. All this posturing and holier-than-thou attitude may come back to haunt him. Unless he is medically blind or simply wears very dark rose-tinted spectacles, he cannot ignore the fact that despite Hamilton missing the apex by a country mile, his driver turned right, twice. He also seems not to have read the FIA Sporting Regulations in respect of who owns the racing line. If Hamilton's front axle was ahead of Verstappen's rear axle and the two cars were approximately halfway alongside. Both drivers had a reasonable claim to the apex. If contact occurs, blame should be shared. The fact Verstappen turned in on Hamilton and failed to give him space means IMHO, Verstappen was largely at fault. That said, if I was one of the stewards I would have called 'Racing Incident" and not penalised Hamilton, Furthermore, I would have censured Horner for unporofessional conduct for his words on camera.

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Haha, 'failed to give him space'

Lewis had 1,5m on his right and should not have been driving where he was.

When he overtook leclerc, Lewis was:

1. Driving much slower (so this time he could make the turn without the help of a car on his left to crash into)

2. On the apex instead of 1,5m away from it

Lewis keeps hitting people off the track, again and again.

He is far too aggressive and should really get a fair punishment next time he again pushes someone of the track.

Yes, Max has 0 point on his license, Lewis had 8 earlier this season.

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Concerning those penalty points from 2014 to present Lewis has has 15 penalty points on his super licence. Max from 2015 to present has had 23. Say again who is more dangerous?

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That was the past, where a new driver needed to proof himself in a much slower car.

In addition: when you have practically no competition for 7 years in a row, it isn't difficult to stay clean on penalties.

Last year was first time RBR was getting near MB, and the mistakes started.

A year later, Hamilton has kicked cars of the track already 4 times.

Yes, he is desperate and yes he is more aggressive now and yes, he is becoming a dangerous driver

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Verstappen should be a man and admit he purposely tried to force Hamilton off the road or to brake hard on that corner. He knew he was there are did not need to turn in so hard he had plenty of room to avoid Hamilton. He may have had to go wide to do so but it is never worth trying to take the racing line if an big accident is likely. Verstape has a long history of aggressive driving and causing accidents. Horner has clearly lost the plot throwing his toys out if his pram.

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Aggressive driving is a requirement when you drive a car far slower than 'the rest'.

Max his Aggressive driving is from several years ago; he hasn't collided to anyone this season and has 0 points on his license.

Hamilton on the other hand has already kicked Albon of the track twice, Perez once and Max Once.

Lewis hasn't had any real competition for 7 years.

He fi ally has, and making mistake on mistake on mistake.

Besides the 4 crashes he caused to others, he also left the track himself (and due to pure luck (red flag), he got 18 points instead of zero (when no red flag would happen).

No, it isn't Max these days who is aggrassive, it is Lewis

No, it isn't Max with major mistakes, it is Lewis

And yes, Max has had a lot of bad luck (e.g. the poor Pirelli tire that got an upgrade as there was nothing wrong with the tire...)

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Now, who is being "desperate", "dangerous" and "an amateur?" Red Bull just can´t handle losing.

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Haha, it is MB that is loosing again and again.

It is Lewis who is making rookie driving mistakes (driving into the grit and by luck still 2nd place due to red flag) and colliding with other drivers multiple.times.

It is Lewis who has penalty points on his driving license, while Max has zero for a while now.

Don't turn things around: max is the better driver, and Lewis is the more aggressive one.

Max kept his racing line, while Lewis entered the turn as a kamikaze.

Buy hey, keep living in your 'Lewis is great bubble' and make-up your own world.

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Agree with Greybear. By keeping the pressure on, Horner is trying to rattle Lewis. Pretty certain that won't happen. Wolff has a great comeback though. Hope this last stunt finishes the episode. The FIA should come down hard on Horner if he tries to keep his antics going.

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Hopefully the FIA keeps listening to Lewis, who told during the press conference in 2018 (when Bottas and Vettel had collided), it isn't fair is issue only a few seconds penalty when you kick someone of the track and gain an advantage with this yourself. (Vettel kicked-off Vettel, and Vettel only had a time penalty).

Now he himself kicks-off the best race-driver of the track who is leader in the championship, and therefore gained 25 points.

But probably, like always, Lewis is just talking BS and doesn't mean anything he says.

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