During the first lap of the race, the two drivers were wheel-to-wheel, fighting for the lead. Around turn 8, Hamilton tagged Max’s car and that sent him crashing into the barriers.
The crash was intense and sent the Dutchman to the hospital. The car, on the other hand, was left in a mangled mess.
Red Bull vs Mercedes
Red Bull also followed up on the situation and asked the FIA to review the decision and increase the penalty.
To back up their claims, Red Bull were armed with new crash data.
Red Bull advisor, Helmut Marko has revealed that the final outcome of the decision could go either way.
What did Marko say?
“Anything is possible: that Hamilton’s sentence is increased, mitigated or that he is even exonerated altogether,” Marko stated.
“All we care about is that the new findings are taken into account.
“And that Max clearly sees that we are fully behind him,” he added.
Green light for engine
After the crash, it was clear that the car was damaged beyond recognition.
There was the question of the engine and if it had survived the crash.
Marko, however, stated that the engine was fine and could be used in the upcoming races and also avoid the grid penalty.
“Honda has now given the green light for the accident engine. It can continue to be used. That means now we don’t have to worry about ever taking a grid penalty,” Marko said.
The review of the incident will take place on Thursday and we can only wait and see how the situation turns.
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