The request for revision of the Commissioners’ decision to penalize by 10 seconds Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, forwarded by Red Bull, it reached the Federation’s table on 23 July and will be discussed on Thursday 29 July. The Anglo-Austrian team will have to present significant new elements to exacerbate the sentence already inflicted and served by the seven-time world champion of Mercedes. Helmut Marko, councilor of the Red Bull house, in a recent interview was rather buttoned up, declaring to the Germans that RTL that “the new evidence will put the incident in a different light”And that these will be elements not available to the team at the time of the interruption of the race.
Red Bull complaint: little chance of success
Former Formula 1 driver and commentator for the British branch of Sky, Martin Brundle he hypothesized what it could be: “Red Bull will bring gods GPS data to show that Hamilton was too fast at that point and had no intention of making the corner, that he intended to lean on Verstappen to be able to turn, that he opened the steering in a way that we have not seen until now, that he could have stayed more to the right and that Max has given him enough space. Bringing new information is really complicated, because the Commissioners have access to an incredible number of data coming from the different cars and as many viewing angles that are not available to us “, said the former McLaren driver – among others.
Red Bull appeal, Marko: “Anything is possible”
Brundle is convinced that this season will go down in history among the milestones of the category: “We are coming to mid-season and we have had an accident that will be talked about for years. If it should be decisive for the award of the title world champion, it will be talked about for decades, as happened between Senna and Prost“, The 62-year-old Englishman commented.