What to expect if Lewis Hamilton is found guilty for Silverstone crash with Max Verstappen

Just when the dust around the Lewis-Max crash began to settle, Red Bull have filed a ‘right to review’ against the penalty imposed by the FIA.

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

Red Bull ready to present their case

Red Bull’s legal team have done the much-needed work in the background and demanded a review on the 10-second time penalty imposed on Hamilton.

This shifts the focus on the FIA who will have to reconsider their analysis if a new perspective is successfully presented by Red Bull.

In the event that the FIA finds Hamilton guilty, there are concerns about what would happen to the Brit.

The least that could happen is Hamilton being disqualified from the British Grand Prix.

While the seven-time world champion will get to keep the 2 points he earned from the sprint, he will lose out on the 25 points he earned during the final race.

The race leader will be awarded to Charles Leclerc and the gap between Hamilton and Verstappen will become 33 once again.

What will happen to race results?

In the event that Hamilton is disqualified from the race, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc will claim his third F1 victory.

The result will place McLaren driver Lando Norris on the podium and give his teammate Daniel Ricciardo his best finish with the outfit.

Alpine driver Fernando Alonso will claim P6 ahead of Lance Stroll and teammate Esteban Ocon.

Pierre Gasly will make it to the top 10 claiming a double-point finish for AlphaTauri.

The FIA considers a race ban as a harsh penalty and might just opt to go for a time penalty instead.

In that case, Hamilton might stay on the podium but will drop down to P3, behind Leclerc and teammate Valtteri Bottas.

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