Mercedes Criticise Red Bull For Trying To ‘Tarnish The Good Name & Sporting Integrity Of Lewis Hamilton’

Red Bull’s challenge of the 2021 British GP stewards’ verdict of the first-lap collision between Max Verstappen and Sir Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone has been rejected.

A meeting took place on Thursday afternoon during which Red Bull representatives submitted evidence against the seven-time World Champion.

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The FIA International Sporting Code states that a request for review is available if “a significant and relevant new element is discovered which was unavailable to the parties seeking the review at the time of the decision concerned.”

The stewards ruled that the evidence submitted by Red Bull was not sufficient to re-open the case.

Mercedes released the following statement in response to the decision:

“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team welcomes the decision of the stewards to reject Red Bull Racing’s right to review.

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“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 to 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.”

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