The highlight of this week is that Red Bull will be contesting the FIA’s penalty imposed on Lewis Hamilton by looking to increase it.

This comes after Hamilton tagged Max Verstappen‘s car and sent him crashing into the barriers thus ending his race.

For this, the Brit was handed a 10-second time penalty despite which he went on to win the race.

Red Bull feel that this penalty is not enough considering the extent of the damage that Hamilton did.

Marko breaks the ice

Red Bull advisor, Helmut Marko talked about the review meeting that will be taking place on Thursday.

“We are bringing forward new facts/evidence that were not available to us at the time of the suspension of the race, or when the whole thing was settled, partly because we were focused on what is going on with Max and how he was doing,” he stated.

“Those facts will be put forward at the meeting on Thursday and we hope it will lead to a reassessment of the penalty.

“We have images, but the most important thing is that we will come up with new evidence, but you have to understand that I cannot disclose the exact details,” he added.

How should Hamilton be punished?

Marko was asked about what the ideal punishment for Hamilton should be.

“Appropriate is a penalty that would have prevented a win. A suspension for the next race. Something along those lines,” he explained.

Tomorrow, Red Bull will be providing details on the incident and we can only wait and see what proof they have to offer.

If the decision is overturned, it could spell trouble for Hamilton.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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