Red Bull was compact in the media after the accident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton during the first lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Helmut Marko even advanced the hypothesis of suspension for Hamilton, while Christian Horner via radio in connection with Michael Masi asked that they be taken adequate measures. As the Clerk of the Course himself pointed out, however, the stewards judge the accident, not the consequences, and the ten-second penalty inflicted on Hamilton in the eyes of several drivers is even excessive.
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Max and Jos Verstappen also pointed out that Hamilton did not pay enough as he still won the race. In this regard, the Dutch broadcaster’s commentator Ziggo Sport Olav Mol is ready to contact the FIA for the introduction of new penalties. According to Mol, penalties identical to those established on the starting grid would also be needed in the race, with lost positions depending on the decision of the stewards. Reached by Grand Prix Radio, Mol said he would like to see some penalty positions also on the finish order. For example, with three penalty positions Hamilton would have finished the race in fourth place. We’ll see if Mol will really go through with the issue by presenting the appeal or proposal to the Federation.