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Mercedes hope Red Bull end "concerted attempt" to tarnish Hamilton's good name

Mercedes hope Red Bull end "concerted attempt" to tarnish Hamilton's good name

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Mercedes hope Red Bull end "concerted attempt" to tarnish Hamilton's good name

Mercedes hope Red Bull end "concerted attempt" to tarnish Hamilton's good name

Mercedes is hoping Red Bull senior management will now end what it has deemed to be "a concerted attempt" to damage Lewis Hamilton's good name and reputation in the wake of his British Grand Prix collision with Max Verstappen

The statement follows a report from the stewards that rejected Red Bull's call to review Hamilton's 10-second time penalty for being "predominantly to blame" for the incident that saw Verstappen crash into a tyre barrier at Silverstone.

In the aftermath of the lap-one collision, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner slated Hamilton as "dangerous", "desperate" and "an amateur".

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko and Max's father Jos both suggested the seven-time champion should have been disqualified, with the former adding that Hamilton's driving was "unacceptable".

Verstappen Jr also slated Hamilton for being "disrespectful and unsportsmanlike" for celebrating his eighth British GP triumph while he was in hospital undergoing tests.

Hamilton has since made clear that he did not know until after the race Verstappen had been taken to hospital, and that as far as he was aware he had climbed from his car unscathed.

A statement from Mercedes calling for Red Bull to halt its sledging of Hamilton read: "The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team welcomes the decision of the stewards to reject Red Bull Racing's right of review.

"In addition to bringing this incident to a close, we hope that this decision will mark the end of a concerted attempt by the senior management of Red Bull Racing to tarnish the good name and sporting integrity of Lewis Hamilton, including in the documents submitted for their unsuccessful right of review.

"We now look forward to going racing this weekend and to continuing our hard-fought competition for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship."

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Siva

Absolutely the correct result. Let's get back to racing and ignore the politics and commercial interests. We need less of the childish actions of RedBull and Jos V

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Neville
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Gutter people cannot change their behaviour, so a change in approach won't happen.

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Siva
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Absolutely the correct result. Let's get back to racing and ignore the politics and commercial interests. We need less of the childish actions of RedBull and Jos V

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Wayne

As Horner puts it "Elbows out racing" , he approves of the aggressiveness of Maxx, but when the shoe is on the other foot, he cries FOUL!. If you're a bully and think everyone else always going to give way and back down, your rude awakening moment is coming!

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Absolutely Wayne!

When the shoe's on the other foot and he's on the receiving end Horner just can't take it, a bit like his puppet Max in fact.

I always suspected that this would be their reaction, when what goes around comes around, they're good at dishing it out but, like all bullies, cry "Uncle" when it becomes their turn to take it.

Hypocrites.

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Fact: Lewis himself stated he finds it unacceptable when someone (Vettel) hits a opponent (Bottas) causing the opponent to DNF while the person to blame (Vettel) to only receive a penalty.

Hard facts a LH fan cannot deny as this is stated by their all mighty Lewis.

However, now it is Lewis hitting someone else, and suddenly a time penalty is enough.

Not an opinion, but a fact: pure hypocrism.

PS: all team leaders called Max to check upon him when he left the hospital, except Toto. BLM my *****; also pure hypocrism media BS

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Well said

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Agree with the stewards. Lewis deserved his win. Horner needs to focus on racing and stop these infantile antics. Perhaps Max can now pull his elbows in and begin to race properly.

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Hope kamikaze Lewis can act like a racer and accept his 3rd place (1st Max, 2nd Leclerc).

All this political BS from LH and MB filled with hypocrism is absolute disgusting

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Biggest impact crash ever measured in history, and no phonecall by Toto and an 'insane happy' Lewis celebrating his 'victory' from no rivals...

When Grosjean crashes, MB and LH act as if they care and act as if they have empathy with Grosjean.

But when they are responsible for the hardest crash ever measured in history, they celebrate as if they won the championship and no phonecall by toto.

Unbelievable hypocrism, and unbelievable the LH fans don't see this.

Pathetic

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I used to be a great fan of Lewis Hamilton, however he makes rods for his own back, there is nobody else to blame but himself and clearly now in his self-destruction phase.

This can be seen from approximately two years back and now become more prevalent with pressure form Max and RB.

We often hear Proverbs 16:18 quoted: “Pride comes before destruction”.

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Philkakid56

First of all, hypocrisy is the correct term. Second, Jos Verstappen told Wolff to not call. Third, Grosjean's crash was over 60 g's. Just get over it. You likely have not followed F1 long enough to have seen really hard racing. Stop whining and move on.

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It is disappointing that Red Bull had to go so far as creating evidence to convince F1 change its verdict. This is how "desperate' and 'dirty' Christian Horner can be and is.

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What wayne says right, red bull are quite pathetic really with their squealing in all this, - bulliesdont likehaving itdished out on them do they!

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What is more concerning is that max seems to think his driving style is ok!?- he doesnt ever think he does anything wrong and yet he has been responsible for many crashes in the past - just ask Ricardo!- he needs to calm himself down and take a long hard look at how he pushes people off or into submission one way or the other, and learn how to race cleanly

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