Red Bull has decided to exercise the right of revision against the ten-second penalty inflicted on Lewis Hamilton in the British Grand Prix following the contact between the Mercedes driver and Max Verstappen, who on the occasion crashed into the barriers outside the Copse corner. The Milton Keynes team believes that the penalty imposed by the marshals on the English driver is not fair and after hiring a lawyer they must have found some quirks to hope for a review of the decision taken by the race officials.
Penalty to Hamilton: Red Bull files a complaint
Also there Ferrari in 2019 on the eve of the French Grand Prix he had prepared an appeal following the five-second penalty inflicted on Sebastian Vettel in Canada, a sanction that handed the victory to Lewis Hamilton, unleashing the disappointment of the German driver, to the point that in Parco Chiuso Vettel he moved the placards of the first and second classified to testify that he considered the penalty unfair, considering himself to all intents and purposes the winner of the last race held in Montreal before the pandemic.
The Chandhok dossier
The right of review requires that new and significant elements emerge which were not available to the commissioners at the time the decision was made. On the occasion, Ferrari had included Karun Chandhok’s video analysis in the new elements to be evaluated. The thesis supported by team principal Mattia Binotto was that Vettel could not have done anything else. The Federation sent the video back to the sender, judged as opinion of a third party, therefore not a factual fact. Lewis Hamilton then when he was informed that among the new tests presented by Ferrari there was also the analysis of Chandhok commented as follows: “When I arrived here in Le Castellet and I felt that a video of Karun Chandhok was the new proof to be offered to the Commissioners… Well, I felt relieved ”. The complaint presented by Ferrari was rejected by the Federation, we will see if the Red Bull protest will have more luck on Thursday at 16 when the case will be discussed by videoconference.