At 4 pm local time (5 pm Italian time) the three representatives of the Red Bull team (team principal Christian Horner, chief engineers Ben Waterhouse and sporting director Jonathan Wheatley) and the same number of Mercedes presented themselves in front of the Commissioners. (Sporting Director Ron Meadows, Chief Engineer Andrew Shovlin and Director of Strategy James Vowles), in the presence of F1 Race Director Michael Masi. We discussed therequest for revision of the 10 ″ penalty imposed on Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, presented by Red Bull with the request for a tightening of the sanction, regarding the accident that forced Max Verstappen to retire. The application was based on “new proea” to be presented to the judging panel.
The dossier presented by Red Bull included:
– of the slides derived from GPS data in their possession of the two cars involved in the Curva 9 accident (those of Hamilton and Verstappen);
– of the slides derived from GPS data showing a comparison between the lines held by Lewis Hamilton in overtaking maneuvers to Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc;
– slides showing alleged simulations of the lap of the accident;
– slides showing a remaking of the lines maintained by Lewis Hamilton during the first lap, based on a simulator lap performed by Alexander Albon.
Having seen the evidence brought by Red Bull, the Commissioners decreed that the evidence did not show any new significant or relevant elements that were unavailable at the time of the decision. Furthermore, the slides shown during the conference were not “discoveries”But creations made specifically to support the applicants’ thesis, some based on data (those of the GPS) already available to the judging panel on Sunday afternoon at Silverstone. Sibillina a sentence present in the final part of the FIA press release: “The Commissioners note, with some concern, some statements in the letter from the applicants ”.