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
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."
What do you think?
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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