The fallout from the Sao Paulo Grand Prix at Interlagos hasn’t ended as Mercedes confirmed in a statement on social media that they’re requesting a Right of Review following the controversial incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on lap 48 of Sunday’s race.
"Mercedes-AMG F1 Team confirms that we have today requested a Right of Review under Article 14.1.1 of the International Sporting Code, in relation to the turn four incident between car 44 [Hamilton] and car 33 [Verstappen] on lap 48 of the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, on the basis of new evidence unavailable to the stewards at the time of their decision."
New footage was released today of Max Verstappen’s onboard after that particular camera angle wasn’t available to the stewards on Sunday when they decided that no investigation was necessary.
Hamilton had got DRS on Verstappen and looked to take the lead from the Dutchman into turn 4, but the Red Bull driver refused to back down and they both went off the circuit.
Should Verstappen be hit with a 5-second penalty, he’ll drop to P3 as Valtteri Bottas finished just over 3s behind the Dutchman in Sunday’s event.