Red Bull file fresh legal case against Hamilton for Verstappen crash – “In accordance with Article 14”

Even though the British Grand Prix is done and dusted, events surrounding the controversial race still continue to unfold with time.

The crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has led to people taking sides in the blame game that followed.

Also, the incident led to Red Bull and Mercedes engaging in a war of words, pinning the blame on each other.

Team bosses engage in verbal brawl

Team bosses Christian Horner and Toto Wolff took the opportunity to accuse each other of the unfortunate accident which ended Verstappen’s race and sent him to the hospital.

Horner squarely blamed Hamilton while Wolff stated that the two drivers have been fiercely competitive.

Hamilton was awarded a 10-second time penalty which he served during the race and still managed to win.

Red Bull, however, thinks that this penalty is not good enough considering the magnitude of the crash.

Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull have filed a fresh review petition for Hamilton’s penalty.

FIA confirms the petition

The FIA have issued a statement that confirms the fact that Red Bull have signed a petition for the review of Hamilton’s penalty.

“In accordance with Article 14 of the International Sporting Code, and following the petition for review by Red Bull Racing Honda, lodged on 23 July 2021, the Team Manager and such witnesses as the competitor may request, up to three attendees in total including the Team Manager, are required to appear via video conference (invitation by separate cover) at 16:00 hrs CEST on Thursday, 29 July 2021.

“The names and positions of all the three attendees must be submitted no longer than 17:00hrs CEST on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 to the Stewards Secretary,” the statement said.

With the race paddock heading to Hungary, Max will be looking to increase the gap between him and Hamilton.

Hamilton, on the other hand, will want to regain his lost lead in the driver’s standings.

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